Photojournalist & Filmmaker
Julia Leeb is a photojournalist and filmmaker. The emphasis of her work is on regions in political upheaval. She has done long-term projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Iran. Her report on women living under the rule of a warlord in the jungle of the DRC was nominated for the Peter Scholl-Latour award. Leeb´s pictures from war-torn countries are published worldwide. Leeb studied International Relations and Diplomacy , worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and deepened her knowledge about the Middle East in Egypt.
Strongly believing in the increasing power of pictures and their capacity to explain complex political situations in a comprehensible way, Ms. Leeb returned to Germany where she graduated from the media academy BAF in Munich. Since then she is working as videojournalist and filmmaker in remote areas.Her book “North Korea – Anonymous Country“ which was featured on National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal and other renowned international publications was nominated for the national Photo Book Award.
Leeb was one of the first German journalist using Virtual Reality/ 360° in crisis areas. Her VR/360° films about isolated societies is shown from Southafrica,Candada, to Russia and the Gulf region. Leeb works as speaker/ adjunctant lecturer at institutions all around the world like Oxford and Northwestern University Qatar.