About Julie Blattberg


An aesthetic descendant of Aaron Siskind and André Kertész, my work can be compared with the New Objectivists, but from the perspective of a female photographer in New York City at the turn of another century. A personal reverence for ages gone by brings a particular sensitivity to my signature graphic style: classic compositions and vintage tableaux.

At the boundary where industry and culture meet the iconic and prosaic, my images speak with a vocabulary of fire escapes and shadows, water tanks and cloth-bound books, neon signs and tailfins.


Julie Blattberg’s photography has been exhibited from Soho to Harlem to Los Angeles, has been featured in independent films, such as Punk’s Not Dead and NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell, and has been published in New York Times bestselling books, including Here Is New York (Scalo), 98º: The Official Book (Pocket Books), and Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (HarperCollins). She studied at university with Phyllis Galembo, has been guided by luminaries such as Joyce Tenneson and Bruce Davidson, and is a two-time artist-in-residence at the Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y. Her first book, Backstage with Beth and Trina: A Scratch-and-Sniff Adventure (Abrams Image), was published in 2006.