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Julie Lemberger

Third Place

Julie Lemberger

Julie Lemberger

"Hidden Nude 1 (self-portrait)"

digitial photography , 22.8 x 15.4

Sale Price $400

Julie Lemberger is a photographer focusing on dance and other such romantic, musical, fun, interesting, scholarly, personal, passionate and artistic projects people in New York City (and Brooklyn) are doing. Having been a dancer herself, she is dedicated to preserving the fleeting ethereal moments of concert dance for more than 15 years, documenting her vision of dance in New York City at the turn of the 21st century.

Her dance photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Dance Magazine and other national and international journals and web sites since 1993. She also was assigned to photograph for The Villager and Downtown Express, under the late Thomas Butson for 5 years. Assignments varied, from press events with former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani to portraits of high-profile chefs in their restaurants and kitchens. Her photographs of the events of September 11, 2001, as seen from her Brooklyn rooftop, are in the collection at the New York Public Library.

For her notable Moving Pictures workshop The Brooklyn Arts Council awarded her for 3 years to teach formal dance and dance photography to Brooklyn’s inner city kids, resulting in photo shows at Five Myles Gallery. As well, Julie was invited to serve as a panelist for the New York Foundation of Arts (NYFA) photography-division

Julie’s dance photographs have been on view in a solo show, 10 Years of Dance at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival, and group shows including: Dance on Camera festival at the Puffin Room and the Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (BAAD).

In the dark days, before digital photography, Julie, created scores of black & white prints and negatives in her darkroom at home. Her darkroom technique were greatly improved at the Bettmann Archive, where she worked on historical prints from 100 years old negatives. When it was sold to Bill Gates her dance photographs were included in the Corbis collection since its inception.

She has had the privilege to work with and photograph such amazing artists and institutions as: Jody Sperling / TimeLapse Dance, Silver-Brown Dance, Lydia Johnson Dance, Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Jody Oberfelder, De Facto Dance, Barbara Mahler, Carlos Fittante, New York Baroque Dance Company, Edisa Weeks and the late Homer Avila, Balam Dance, Regina Nejman, Dance Wave, Catherine Gallant, Kathak Ensemble: Janaki Patrik, 651 Arts, Japan Society, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance, Dancing In The Streets, Tap Extravaganza and dance departments at Island University, Hunter College and Juilliard.

She’s gained knowledge and insight from mentors who encouraged and challenged her: Zvi Lowenthal, her editor at The New York Times, the late Gary Parks and KC Patrick at Dance Magazine, Bill Murray, Heidi Riegler, who brought her along on her own professional journey, Paul Ben-Itzak, Olga Serry, Hanne Tierney Wong, Robert D’Allesandro and Virginia Brooks at Brooklyn College where she got a BA in fine art / photography. Her dance teachers who dug into her very soul: Carlos Fittante, Wendy Perron, Grace Doty, David Howard and Graciela Kozak and many, many others.

Though Julie has been in New York City for over 25 years she still speaks with a Californian accent, she was raised in Berkeley. She currently lives in Brooklyn with Chris and their daughter, Margot.