Karen Haberberg is a portrait and event photographer specializing in capturing natural moments. Her photographs have been exhibited in various New York City galleries and published in magazines and newspapers including New York Family Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Out New York. Karen Haberberg has also curated numerous exhibitions and worked with well known photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, Gillian Laub, among others; She believes her extensive experience as a curator is one reason she is able to be so helpful to clients about how best to size, frame and position photographs for maximum impact.
Karen studied photography at some of the best programs in the country: She holds a MA degree in Art and Photography from the International Center of Photography, as well as a MA degree in Educational Communications and Technology from New York University. Karen co-founded Media Pros, an organization designed for media professionals in New York. She received her BA from Brandeis University in 1995 where she graduated Cum Laude. Karen now teaches photography at NYU, the International Center of Photography, 92Y and the JCC in Manhattan.
Karen fell in love with photography when she received a camera for her 13th birthday and hasn’t stopped taking photos since. In addition to her highly acclaimed portrait work, Karen has traveled with world with a camera in hand—you can see some of her travel work by clicking on the following: Iceland, Hawaii, Turkey,Papua New Guinea, Bali, Guatemala and Cuba. Karen and her husband Bob live in Manhattan, with her two children who are mostly good about posing. She recently added the North Fork to her list of favorite places to shoot. Her most acclaimed personal photography projects include, My Father, which captures her Dad’s struggle and ultimate triumph as a Holocaust survivor and Meet Kenny, a young man with severe congenital disabilities that works on a farm. Karen is currently working on a project to raise awareness of for families with children who have rare genetic diseases. Please email her if you are interested in being photographed.