Julie Grahame


American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock"

Many thanks go to the board of APA LA for hosting one of the best events of my life. APA invited me to judge their annual "Off the Clock" exhibition, wherein I had the pleasure of choosing 100 photographs from nearly 1000 entries. It's all well and good viewing images on a screen but I still get the most pleasure from seeing a print, and all the artists' work looked great. APA framed and laid it … [read more]

ASMP and Photoville

Photoville celebrated its fifth year in 2016. This time the 60 or so exhibitions, installed inside and outside of shipping containers, was located directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. Always glad and grateful to be involved, this year I was invited by ASMP to curate an exhibition for them and partake in portfolio reviews with the general public. Both went really well, but I especially enjoyed … [read more]

ICP Summer Course: Faces of Coney

Photo of Armando Rosario and Merri Cyr wheatpasting by Eva Mallis /. "Faces of Coney" was a week-long photography course held by Janette Beckman and Merri Cyr . They spent a few days photographing around Coney Island, I stepped in for a day back at the school at ICP (International Center of Photography, in midtown NYC) to help the students think about editing for their exhibition, which took … [read more]

Griffin Museum of Photography 25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

I was super thrilled to see the fruit of mine and all the artists' labors at the opening of the Griffin Museum of Photography 25th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition. Selecting a mere 60 images was not easy! So many interesting submissions. The top finalist is Sunjoo Lee whose almost-black still life photographs are as sumptuous online as in print. See all of the winners on the Griffin Museum of … [read more]

ASMP 75 at Photoville

What a treat to curate the American Society of Media Photographer's 75th anniversary exhibition at Photoville, 2019. Reid Callanan of Sante Fe Workshops, archivist Grayson Dantzic and I put together an exhibition of current and past members, from Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein, to Stephen Wilkes and Jill Freedman. I also got to do some portfolio reviews in the Photoville Smorgasburg Beer … [read more]

Jill Freedman Memorial Exhibition

I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to curate an exhibition from the archive of New Yorker Jill Freedman who died last year. Working with her wonderful family and the amazing team of volunteers at SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City, we put together a fabulous show, of Jill's "Resurrection City" series, alongside her Fire Department and Police Department photographs. Sublime! Above is an … [read more]

The Light Factory Annuale 12

We had to go fully online for the Light Factory's Annuale this year which was disappointing but fortunately the web has our backs and I particularly love the way the five winners look all together in their aCurator feature. Above: "Curl" from the series *Alterations* by Heather Evans Smith [read more]

Another Fundraiser

Janette Beckman and I shook more trees in March and our community offered to donate artworks, merchandise, and services, for another fundraiser for our fave local food charity, God's Love We Deliver. This non-sectarian organization came into being during the AIDS crisis in 1985 and ever since has been delivering healthy meals to New Yorkers too sick to shop and cook for themselves. [read more]