Born in 1950 in Washington, D.C.
Received BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, MFA at Mills College, Oakland, CA.
Participated in solo and group shows primarily in San Francisco and Port Townsend, WA (was founding member of the 1004 Gallery there), and in major pinhole photography exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.
Currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA.

Her work has appeared in numerous issues of The Pinhole Journal and other magazines, and the following books:

Poetics of Light: Contemporary Pinhole Photography: Selections from the Pinhole Resource Collection by New Mexico History Museum, Nancy Spencer, Joanna Turek, 2014.

The Visionary Pinhole by Lauren Smith, 1985.

The Creative Camera  by Nancy Howell-Koehler, 1989.

The Photographer's Resource by Henry Horenstein, 1989.

Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner, editions #1 - #5, 1995 - 2008.

Her work is part of the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum's Pinhole Resource Collection.


Gelatin silver/archival digital print prices available on request.

Two New Photography Books by Julie Schachter Now Available!

Black Boxes

30-year survey of Julie Schachter's pinhole photography and hand-built cameras/tripods.

San Francisco/Bay Area Punk/New Wave 1978-1980

Bands include: Tuxedomoon, Leila and the Snakes, The Mutants, SST, Crispy Baby, Psycotic PIneapple, The Readymades, Liars, Seizure, The Sleepers, Negative Trend, Flipper, The Nuns, The Avengers, and The Sex Pistols at their final 1978 concert, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.

Santa Fe New Mexican Review of Julie's work at the New Mexico History Museum's Pinhole Resource Collection

All the world's a camera: Artist Julie Schachter