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Juli Balla

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Born to photographer parents, Juli Balla immigrated to Australia from Budapest in 1980 and graduated from the Canberra Art School with a major in photo media in 1987. Juli's passion for art and cinema is reflected in her work. She likes to hide a storyline within her images, creating atmosphere and intrigue around her subjects to communicate a moment in a way that is visually poetic and engaging.

Juli's personal and commercial work is driven by a commitment to creating a distinctive mood and transcendence. With a career spanning three decades, her craftsmanship and professionalism as a photographer has seen her build an exceptional rapport with brands across the globe.

Recent Work


  • 2016 International Colour Awards, Fashion
  • 2015 International Colour Awards, Art
  • 1995 International Polaroid Competition, New York
  • Advertising Award, Australia x 2
  • Catalogue Award, Australia x 7
  • Catalogue Award, New York x 2

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Where The Sidewalk Ends, Olsen Gallery / HeadOn
  • 2015 Where The Sidewalk Ends, Becker and Mint Gallery
  • 2013 Persona Non Grata, Black Eye Gallery
  • 2005 Dream With A Dream, Baby Lab
  • 2004 Everything is Temporary, PhotoTechnica Gallery
  • 1995 Costume Drama, Stills Gallery
  • 1993 I Saw The Way She Looked At You, Stills Gallery

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 International Photography, Olsen Gallery
  • 2007 Sugar, Melbourne


  • Vodafone
  • Qantas
  • Revlon
  • Peugeot
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Grazia
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Club 21
  • Lend Lease
  • Mazzuchellis
  • Carl Kapp
  • The Star