From 2012 – 2016, she was contributing as a stringer to Demotix News Wire, owned by Corbis Images. Her photos have been published in news outlets such as NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC News, BBC News, Deutsche Welle, the New York Times, the Guardian, The Economist, Washington Post, Financial Times, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, La Republica, Rolling Stone, Forbes, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, The Intercept, Daily Mail UK, Variety, People Magazine, Hello Magazine, Expressen, Jyllands Posten, Aftenposten, NPR.org, Yahoo News, and many more. Her story on homeless New Yorkers prepping for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy was widely featured in other media: By the Huffington Post in their HuffPo Live webTV segments, as well as articles in The Nation, Salon.com, the Guardian and others. Her work of covering Occupy Wall Street from 2011 – 2013 has won an exhibit at the Brecht Forum in New York. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, she reported from Brazil on socio-economic questions and events surrounding the World Cup. She has appeared on Radio Suisse Romande and the Jon Gaunt Show on FUBAR Radio. Her photos of live performances by Zara Larsson and Dotter have been featured in photos of the week collections by The Guardian and The Telegraph.
Since 2013, after 14 years in New York, Julia lives in Gothenburg and documents events in Sweden for Getty Images and works on a series of minimalist Nordic landscapes as well as portrait of artists and street artists. In 2016 and 2019 she visited Burning Man and found utopian scenes in a post-apocalyptic desert world. She has been exhibited in Cincinnati, Black Rock City, Gothenburg and Zurich. 2017 was Julia’s finalist in the Artists’ Autumn Exhibition in Copenhagen. “Summer of Discontent”, a series of photos taken during Occupy Wall Street, is exhibited as a competition finalist at the 2021 Gothenburg Street Photo Festival. Reinhart has contributed her photos to fundraising auctions for the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
Inspiration for her non-editorial work, such as landscapes, portraits of street performers, and other projects are shaped by a variety of influences: “I often study the lighting and composition of old masters, as well as the narrative power of photographers such as Eddie Adams, Margaret Bourke-White and Vivian Maier who like to place the viewer’s eye in the middle of the event. At the same time, I am fascinated by minimalism and the alignment of Cubists such as Piet Mondrian and the Bauhaus school. My images reflect my effort to bring these different elements together. ”
Julia Reinhart’s career has never followed a straight line, but has always focused on pursuing a deeper meaning in her work while using both her strong analytical and highly creative talents. An avid musician all the way through college, she studied electrical engineering to get a more profound understanding of how the electronics she was using to make the music actually worked. The hunger to understand and to learn through hands-on experience started early. At the age of 7 she took her father’s transistor radio apart, as she wanted to know where the announcer lived … needless to say that undertaking also included the much harder lesson of putting the radio back together when she found nobody home.
The photo galleries, while containing merely her most recent (digitally available) work, show the result of a 40 year journey behind a camera.
Reinhart is a member of the Swedish Press Photographers Club, and a founding member of the Ooh Shoot collective.