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Julia Marin Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Julia Marín comes from a family deeply rooted in the local music and performing arts communities. While in high school, she discovered her love for photojournalism and began covering concerts of renowned Spanish recording artists such as Industria del Amor, Banda Pachuco and Fito Olivares. In most recent years, she has covered bands such as Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim, Panteón Rococo and Julieta Venegas.

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at such an early age. She recognized that many families suffer due to this reason and she was not willing to lose what she had been working so hard for.

In 2006, she began photographing events for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), where she is currently employed. Throughout the years, her focus has been documenting the Association’s members and their work on narcotic task forces, their involvement at political functions and with As a mother of three young men, Governor Jerry Brown and other legnow ages 21, 19 and 13, she discov- islators at the California State Capitol. ered the struggles that came about with single parenthood and rais- Most recently, she has been tasked ing three boys. In appreciating the with shooting, editing and the producuniqueness of each child, she used tion of the Association’s videos. Aside her photographic skills to engage from photography and videography with them and remain involved in for the Association, she also designs, their activities as her oldest son, builds and maintains the website for Carlos, found a passion for music the CSLEA Consumer Protection & Puband her two younger sons, Alex lic Safety Foundation, an extension of and Gabriel, enjoyed playing sports. CSLEA, as well as websites for The Barcelona Blog and Orange County CoaliAside from doing portraits and pho- tion of Police and Sheriffs (OC Cops). tographing community events, Julia also took an appreciation to night After several years of photographtime photography. As her older sons ing her children’s sporting events, grew into teenagers and feeling the she moved forward to cover NFL need to pull them back in as a family games, photographing games beunit, she gave each of them a cam- tween the Pittsburgh Steelers and era and challenged them at seeing teams such as the San Francisco who could take a better shot of the 49ers and the Oakland Raiders. moon. This provided much time for conversation between them as well In 2008, she started her photograas time to understand the changes phy business, Julia Marin Photograthey were experiencing in going phy & Media Design, which encomfrom being a child into pre-adult- passes photography and videography, hood. She used photographing city graphic designing, website building skylines and the moon as a way to and other media arts. She has covkeep them involved with her rather ered a wide range of photographic than allowing them to become dis- styles ranging from family events, tant and stray away from the family portraits, glamour and sports, to po-

litical events and the more formal occasions such as quinceañeras, weddings, baptisms and other religious milestones. For her, a photograph is more than just a picture, it is a moment out of a beautiful story captured in time and waiting to be told. In 2013, Julia created The Latina Café with the purpose of giving U.S. born Latina’s a forum to discuss and debate issues and concerns related to many topics that for years have been swept under the rug due to political and/ or cultural sensitivity. The Latina Café is a mix between a website, an online digital publication and a video show segment called The Latina Café Let’s Talk About It. Together with her advisory board and content providers, and by way of human interest stories, photos and videos, she hopes to provide readers and viewers of The Latina Café a positive experience that will keep them engaged and coming back for more.

The Latina Café - July 2014  

The Latina Café is a forum where one can come to discuss and debate important issues that for many years have been swept under the rug or ha...

The Latina Café - July 2014  

The Latina Café is a forum where one can come to discuss and debate important issues that for many years have been swept under the rug or ha...

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