Julio Obscura

All Disciplines Postgraduate Award, Royal College of Art - Filmmaking

Julio spent his childhood in Mexico City before immigrating to Laredo, in Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M International University with a B.A. in Communications before embarking on a career as a professional storyteller. His experience in the visual arts has allowed him to work for some of the most iconic and important figures in American politics. Most recently he has served as the Creative Director and Official Photographer for the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. There, he candidly documented the Speaker’s work as well as leading the branding and design of important Bills from the House between 2016-2020. Julio will be doing his MA in Digital Direction at the Royal College of Art. Inspired by Oscar award-winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s critically-acclaimed art installation “Carne Y Arena” (Flesh and Sand), Julio plans to create immersive experiences using new digital technologies. He intends for these vivid experiences to inform and connect people by generating empathy. His goal with this work is to creatively address some of the most pressing problems facing the world today, including racism and climate change.