Photo by Kurt Kamka                                     

Julie Gallatig, better known to all as “Jules”,  is a native of Doylestown, PA.,  a small suburb of Philadelphia.  She got “her hands into the chemicals and watched the prints develop” while working in the darkroom at Solebury School, New Hope, PA (‘93) and fell in love with Photography.  Jules went on to study photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Art in 1997.  She was honored in her senior year by having her work accepted into the RIT Photography Honors Show.

After college she worked at a small family run portrait studio in Pittsford, NY.  Here she gained experience in retouching, posing groups and learned about the industry of photography.

In 1999, Jules welcomed her son, Karl, into the world, followed by her daughter, Clare, in 2001. Jules put her energy into raising her kids, but her camera was never far away as she captured them growing up.  She also volunteered to photograph events at their schools.

Jules spent more time behind her camera as her kids got older.  She even traveled with a medical team to Haiti to document their mission.

In 2020 she moved to Cave Creek, Arizona to be with her partner, John, whom she married in 2023. While exploring the desert, Jules began finding peace and strength.  She started to bring her camera with her and captured the pieces of the desert that spoke to her.  Feeling the hardness while seeing the softness, simply brought her joy.   

Jules continues to search out the beauty of her surroundings while volunteering for the Sonoran Art League.  You can find her photography on her website,, where you can share the beauty she sees through her work. 

Photography highlights

1997 Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester, New York

Honor’s Photography Show

1997 Phillips Mill Photography ShowNew Hope, PA

2015 Solo Exhibition, Haiti Mission Documentary

Starbucks, Doylestown, PA

Doylestown Hospital Art Walk

2022 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts, Tempe, Arizona

2023 Desert Foothills Gallery, Cave Creek,  Arizona

Source: artists and their inspiration

3rd Place for Desert Blue

2023 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts, Tempe, Arizona

2023 AAG 12th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Mood Room, Phoenix, Arizona

2023 Breaking Ground, Arizona Art Alliance and Ground Floor Artist, Surprise, Arizona

2023 27th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Cave Creek, Arizona