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Julie Lemberger
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant


ARTIST STATEMENT: A dancer from Berkeley, CA went to New York City and danced in the early 1980's, while very young, she boogied through the night at Studio 54, the Mudd Club and the Pyramid and during the day she was at the barre doing plies and tendus alongside the greatest ballet dancers of the time: Gelsey Kirkland, Peter Martins, Stephanie Salande, Natalia Makarova, just to name a few. Later she turned 20 years old and started her journey in the modern dance world, where she came across soon-to-be dance masters: Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones (and Arne Zane), Stephen Petronio and Doug Verone. Later still, or finally, she attended college. At Brooklyn College she studied fine art: sculpture with Lee Bontacou, photography with Robert D'Alessandro, painting with Allan D'Arcangelo and film-making with Virginia Brooks. She then became a professional photographer, focusing on dance. Her first solo show was at Dance Inc. (now transformed to Dance New Amsterdam), she began to publish dance photographs in The New York Times and Dance Magazine in 1993. She used to process black & white negatives and print black and white prints but the market and technology has led the way to all digital equipment, including this computer, where she currently sits and writes these words. Beside dance photography, she takes pictures of her little daughters (Margot and Rose) and occasionally her husband too, her surroundings, and herself (it's good to check-in now and then). Her dance photo work is in the collection of CorbisImages. The New York Historical Society has her view of September 11, 2001 as well the soon-to-be 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her dance photographs continue to be published both online and in print in The New York Times as well as many journals, books, web sites and blogs. She is thinking about making art, expressing a little bit of how she sees the world or what impact the world, her world, her days, her time has on (her/you/us) now.

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JULIE LEMBERGER 970 Kent Avenue #209, Brooklyn, NY 11205 • 347.581.4758 • •

Photography: (1993 to present) Dance and Performances in an historical context: Dance at the turn of the 21st century, at press calls, rehearsals, performances and studio set-ups in black & white and color, 35mm film (1993 to 2005) Digital format (2005 to present), for use on web sites and print media. Maintain own archive, Edit photos. Staff Photographer (1995–2001): The Villager and Downtown Express, news weeklies:General assignment photography, including ongoing series of chefs in their restaurants

PHOTOGRAPHY AGENT: (1994 to present) Corbis, formerly the Bettmann Archive

PUBLISHED WORKS: The New York Times • New York Magazine • Time Out New York • The Village Voice • Wall Street
Journal • Financial Times • Metro NY • Ballett Tanz • Ballet Review • Dance Insider • The London Times • San Francisco Chronicle
The New Republic • Boston Globe • The Villager • The Gay City News • The Brooklyn Rail • • The Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE CLIENTS: 92 Y Harkness Dance, FLICfest, Danspace Projects, Stephen Petronio, Doug Varone, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Japan Society, Dancing In The Streets, 651 Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance, Movement Research, Martha Graham Dance, Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, Carlos Fittante / BALAM, Max Pollack, Barbara Mahler, Dusan Tynek, Jody Oberfelder, Tiffany Mills, Lydia Johnson, Carrie Ahearn

(2013) JULIE LEMBERGER: Two Decades Documenting Dance, solo, Norte Maar, BK
(2011) collection at 9/11 Memorial Museum, NYC
(2010) 92Y 75th Years of Dance group at 92 Y exhibition space & video loop
(2008) Brooklyn Dances, solo show, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
(2007) here is new york group show, photographs of September 11, 2001, NY Historical Society
(2007) Xmas in June! Diptychs, Dance and Other Photographs, solo, Dance Theater Workshop
(2004) Since 1994…Dance Photographs, solo, 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Project
(2004) Dance On Camera group at Puffin Foundation, N.Y.C.
(2003) September 11, Photo Project group show at New York Public Library
(2002) Group at Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (BAAD)
(2001) here is new york group show, photographs of September 11, 2001, N.Y.C.
(1993) Getting Off The Ground, solo exhibition at Dance Space, New York City

BIBLIOGRAPHY: (2013) On TV: Thirteen, NYC-Arts,, “Bushwick Galleries Show Off Area’s Growing Art Scene”, The New Yorker arts listing, (2011) The New York Times (online slideshow) “WestFest Dance Festival” • ”Postcards From Julie Lemberger” & (2007) “A Minute with Julie Lemberger” Brooklyn Eagle “Capturing Dancers in the Act” by Carrie Stern • Dance Insider “Making the Fleeting Permanent
 A Dancer Captures Dance: Photography by Julie Lemberger” (2003) Dance Insider “Like a Phoenix The Resurrection of Martha Graham” by Paul Ben-Itzak • Dance Spirit “Double Dose of Art “by Lisa Arnett, “Career Transitions for Dancers” by Susan Gearhart • N.J. Star Ledger, “DanceNotes” by Robert Johnson • Dance Teacher “Ready for Their Close-up” by Rebecca Schuman (2001) Dance Magazine “Brooklyn Kids Capture Dance” by Janet Weeks • Spring Creek Sun “A Julie Lemberger Project” by Agnes Green (2000) Dance Magazine “Ailey Picture-Perfect Season - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre” by Julie Lemberger., and many photographs in many journals, books and periodicals since 1993.

GRANT AWARDEE (2001-2003): Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) for Moving Pictures, to produce, curate dance / photography workshop/exhibition for inner-city kids at Five Myles, Brooklyn.
PANELIST: (2000) New York Foundation for the Arts, (NYFA) photography division
CREDENTIALS: (1996 to present) Holder of New York City Press Pass

Related Work:
DARK ROOM TECHNICIAN (1993-1994): Black & White photo printer, Bettmann Archive
PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR (1989-1993): Photo researcher for audio/visual support at Levine Assocs. Gindick Prods, Sight Effects
PRODUCTION DESIGN: (1991 to 1993) hired, directed crew, designed sets, budgeted supplies for stage/film: What Meets the Eye, Wait, Girl Quake, True West
DANCE (1981 to 2002): Professional Dancer in New York City. Notable performance at Queens Museum of Art in “A Solo for Julie,”, (2002) choreography by Carlos Fittante

Teaching: (2001-2003) MOVING PICTURES dance & photography to under-privileged kids and exhibited works in Brooklyn
(1999) Brooklyn College Children’s University, (CUB) explored ideas on the future via design, collage & dance for ages 9-13

Interests: Travel & Photograph in Europe and US. Languages: understanding of French and Spanish. ENJOY: art galleries, cooking, eating, wine tasting, swimming, dancing, relaxing, and playing with husband Chris and daughters Margot and Rose

(2006) Web Design for Photographers, International Center of Photography,Claudia Sohrens
(1992) International Center of Photography, Dance Photography, Lois Greenfield
(1991) Bachelor of Art, cum laude, Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y. major: Fine Art Award: EXCELLENCE in (Super8mm) Film Production for First Films at Brooklyn College
(1989) Ballet Teacher Training at David Howard Dance Center. David Howard

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