Since the age of thirteen when she received a camera from her uncle for her birthday, she has been a lover of photography.

She specializes in portrait and event photography, and creating heirloom framed artwork. She focuses on creating images of people of all ages that are natural and reveal their inner spirit.

As a photographer, instructor, and mother of two, she understands the value in getting to know her subjects and giving time and attention to her clients.


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. Karen Haberberg has also curated numerous exhibitions with well known photographers such as Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, Gillian Laub, among others. Karen teaches photography at NYU, the International Center of Photography, 92Y and the JCC in Manhattan.

Karen also has done extensive travel photography. Click on the following links to view her work from Iceland, Hawaii, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Guatemala and Cuba.  Her most acclaimed personal photography project titled, My Father, is about her father as a holocaust survivor.

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.

She lives in Manhattan with her husband Bob, daughter Maya, and son Liam.