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Julia Kozerski, 2012
Photography major, Art History minor
Freelance Photographer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Julia Kozerski is an artist and photographer who lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work explores universal themes of beauty, body image, and identity and has been exhibited internationally. In 2012, Kozerski participated as a member of Center’s "Review Santa Fe 100" and was named a "Top 50 Finalist" in Photolucida’s “Critical Mass.” Kozerski’s images have been printed in Photo District News, Bella and Gente magazines. Her work has also gone viral, where she has been highlighted in Fraction Magazine, on Lenscratch, as well as on the CNN photo blog and “The Picture Show” on NPR. Most recently, Kozerski and her visual stories have transcended the art-world and gone mainstream, appearing on Good Morning America, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray.

“The most valuable part of my MIAD education was the comradery. The faculty, staff, and my fellow classmates, were always there to teach, support, and inspire me. Before, during, and now after my college experience, the relationships I’ve formed throughout the MIAD community have made me who I am today.”

Good morning America story on “Changing Room,” digital, 2011. “Changing Room” documented Kozerski’s 160 lbs weight loss with iPhone photos taken in dressing rooms.

“Half,” digital, 2012.