Julia Booth is a university lecturer, writer, researcher and publisher. She is passionate about cross-cultural exchange and storytelling, highlighting fascinating stories of remarkable people for a global audience. Julia has a long history of working in Bhutan supporting creative and development projects and working with Lhari and a Bhutanese Australian team for the first edition of the Artist Vision Series has been wonderful.

Julia’s articles have been commissioned by The Journal of Asian Arts Society, Globe Law and Business, Kuensel, The Society of Jewellery Historians, and Vogue India. Her short story “Dumped” was included in an anthology of Australian and Indian writers. “The Container” a Bhutanese Australian short film she co-produced was well received at the 20ll Cannes Film Festival. Her latest book Blanche Violet Maher – Landscape and Portraits 1894- 1920 , the previously unpublished work of a late Victorian-era Australian female photographer was shortlisted for the Australian Photo Book Awards, 2022 and will have an exhibition in Sydney in 2024.

After finding a neglected studio portrait of Indira, Maharani of Cooch Behar in a Calcutta junk shop, Julia has been researching and writing her extraordinary story. Her research has involved consulting libraries and archives and interviewing family members, and friends of Indira in the UK, India, France and the US. Julia continues to research and unearth previously untold stories of remarkable people.