Julie Grahame

Celebrating 30 years in the business

In 1989 I got a job with a photo agency - see above, that's a blonde me on the left. By 1991 I was running the London office. By 1992 I was running the New York office, and I have been here in NY ever since. It occurred to me that I have now been in the industry for 30 years! In that time I have run a business overseeing more than 70 staff, worked in a fine art gallery, worked for an online… [read more]

Shoe Show

The first perhaps of many co-curated shows with my mate Janette Beckman. [read more]

APA Portfolio Review Prep

The member-based organization APA, American Photographic Artists, hosted three professionals reviewing three photographers, in front of a small audience. I joined freelance art producer Raquel Duarte and Getty Images' Sarah Foster, each of us reviewing three very different photographers, and then we and the audience reviewed how the review had gone! It was really fun, and I learned something from… [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]

What Will You Remember?

Writer Elin Spring extracted a few words from me in conjunction with the exhibition I curated for the Griffin Museum. I've been called a few things over time but firecracker is a new one! Here is my "Curator's Viewpoint". [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]


My other half gave up this year and decided to call everything "iPad", but in fact, I was at AIPAD with APAG, or, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers' annual fair in New York with the American Photography Archives Group, whose board I sit on. I also had the pleasure of taking a small group of students from the School of Visual Arts around to some of my fave… [read more]

Fourth NORD Photography Workshop

Back to the lovely Saga building in Inderøy this year, I had six students all with different practices and different goals, yet all sharing common needs. One of them declared that if they even used 10% of what they learned, they will be happy! As always, we worked hard and we played hard. Join me this time next year in Inderøy for "It's Shot, Now What?" Photo courtesy of Elisabeth A… [read more]

Fourth Annual APAG Seminar

Photographer legends Peter Angelo Simon, Daniel Kramer, and Larry Schiller © Harris Fogel Another huge success for the American Photography Archives Group at our weekend-long seminar in December, held as per usual at ICP. This year I was joined by the ever-popular Mary Virginia Swanson on a panel about licensing and marketing, and I moderated a panel about future technology. APAG is growing at … [read more]

Why You Like This Photo: The science of perception

International award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result. Brian interviewed me for the book, and included images from two of my… [read more]