Semel, Julie

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Semel, Julie

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  • Maris/Semel, Julie
  • Maris, Julie

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1941-

History

Julie Semel was born in July 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University. She had a brief career in social work before beginning work with Bill Maris in 1969 when he hired her as an assistant. Over the subsequent years, Semel's creative role expanded to include collaboration on photographic works. They were married in 1977. Many of the photographs in the Pratt Institute collection are credited to both Semel and Maris as Maris/Semel or as their corporate name, Semarco Inc. Their works frequently constituted as many as 30 pages a month across various publications during the 1970s and 1980s.

Bill Maris passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 1986 in New York City. After Maris's death, Semel continued to photograph products at their Manhattan studio and to produce architectural, garden, and design stories for magazines. In 1998, Semel also began to produce articles and photographic essays for travel industry clients. Her clients have included the national tourism boards of Italy and Germany. She continues to work in the travel photography industry.

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Maris, Bill (1924-1986)

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BMaris

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Maris, Bill is the business partner of Semel, Julie

Dates of the relationship

1969-1986

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Maris, Bill (1924-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

BMaris

Category of the relationship

family

Type of relationship

Maris, Bill is the spouse of Semel, Julie

Dates of the relationship

1977-1986

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JSemelMaris

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