Julie Saul has been a prominent figure in avant-garde photography since the 1980s. She has played a wide range of roles in the world of art, including stints as an independent curator for the Met and MoMA and as a lecturer at NYU, FIT, and the School of Visual Arts. Soon after earning her MA at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, Saul opened a public gallery space in Soho. The gallery, which managed to remain in operation even as Soho shifted away from the arts, specializes in photography and video. While managing the gallery, Saul continues to teach and serves on the boards of the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers, Art Table, and Her Justice. She received an award from the Aperture Foundation in 2010 in honor of her accomplishments in the arts.