Júlia Pontés

Júlia Pontés is a Brazilian-Argentinian photographer, Visual Artist, and Mining Researcher whose work and research focus mainly on extractivism and mining explorations in Brazil. Her mining visual survey has been recognized by Anonymous was a Woman, Visura, the National Geographic Society, Harvard University’s Planetary Health Alliance, Blue Earth Alliance, the Center Santa Fe, Santa Fe Art Institute, and the New York Foundation for the Arts; it has been published in several international media outlets, and it has been exhibited in the U.S., Brazil, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany, and Guatemala. Júlia specialized in Law and Economics at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina; she has a certificate in photography from the International Center of Photography (I.C.P.) in N.Y. She is a photography professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Columbia University, where she received her M.F.A. in Visual Arts.

She is working on her new project called env-IRON-ment, funded by Anonymous Was a Woman/NYFA and fiscally sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance/CENTER. Júlia traveled 13,000 miles around the U.S. documenting active, idle, and former iron mines in 20 different states, and will be part of the Climate Change residency cohort at the Santa Fe Art Institute.


2023 Changing Climate Resident
2020 Labor Resident




New York, New York USA