Julie Grahame

Bruce Davidson and Me

I just found this in my archives... taken at the incredible Nordic Light Festival in Kristiansund North, Norway, a couple of years ago. Imagine my surprise to find myself billed alongside Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Abe Frajndlich, and Greg Gorman. It was quite a week! Nordic Light took over its town of Kristiansund, and the local fire department was helping hang street signs as I arrived. I… [read more]

Digital Media Licensing Association Annual Conference

For several years I was a member of the trade organization PACA, the Picture Agency Council of America. Since leaving the agency where I worked for 16 years, I changed career track, and PACA changed their name to DMLA, Digital Media Licensing Association. Despite moving away from that industry I have maintained some of my relationships; these are people with whom I saw the business change in many… [read more]

Annual Seminar of the American Photography Archives Group

The second annual seminar for APAG members and non-members was held at our favourite venue, ICP, on September 12 and 13, 2015. It featured fascinating panelists and was packed full of information pertaining to archives, what to do with them, how to look after them, who might purchase them and how to otherwise leverage their value. Just a few majorly important points of business! Here I am on my… [read more]

Stan Raucher at Blue Sky Gallery

Congratulations to my client Stan Raucher whose exhibition is running at Blue Sky Gallery this week. Stan Raucher has spent most of his life traveling and photographing the people who reside in different areas around the world. In this particular work, Raucher seeks to point his viewer towards the natural human conditions and the interactions one has with their surroundings. Stan writes in his… [read more]

Lightroom Meet-Up

Thanks to my client David Mark Erickson for inviting me along to do a short presentation to his monthly meet-up of Lightroom lovers, which he co-hosts with Lightroom Guy, DA Wagner. They meet in the fabulous museum-like room in the basement of New York's legendary Tekserve. I'm always happy to meet photographers outside of my usual circle (no offense everyone!) and the audience seemed to enjoy… [read more]

Photoville Curator's Tour

Photoville is a pop-up photography event now in its fourth year. It is held at Brooklyn Bridge Park and features 60+ shipping containers with exhibitions inside and out; workshops; presentations, and this year they added curator's tours. Join me on Saturday, September 12th, at 3 pm. and visit six fascinating exhibits. Photoville is FREE and runs from September 11 - 20 (Thursdays to Sundays). [read more]

Advice for Portfolio Reviews

My pals at ASMP asked me for a few words of advice for photographers attending portfolio reviews. I squeezed my opinions into about 450 words... There is some great advice from the other writers so be sure to read those posts too. [read more]

Joining the Board of APAG

With great pleasure, I recently accepted a position on the board of the American Photography Archives Group. I have been a member for a few years now in my capacity as representative of the Yousuf Karsh estate and have been attending the quarterly meetings at ICP to discuss the challenges of representing an archive. Our members are a growing, varied bunch, and I have engaged them to talk to them… [read more]

Interview with The Click

Sara Rosen and I sat down to talk about the origins of aCurator for the Click blog over at Glitterati Inc. “I got a job as a photography processor at a one-hour photo shop on a high street. Then I got into further education and had a great time doing a photo course for two years. I wasn’t particularly good but I knew I wanted to do something in photography professionally. It was 1989 and I end… [read more]