ABOUT

​KAREN HABERBERG is a New York City-based portrait photographer and published author. Her photography has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, Huffington Post, Time Out NY, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, New York Family, and Fit Pregnancy. Karen’s work has also been showcased at numerous galleries, including The ICP, and she has curated exhibitions and collaborated with iconic photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, Gillian Laub and Bruce Davidson, among others. 
For nearly a decade, Karen served as the Director of Photography and Digital Media at the JCC in Manhattan, where she spearheaded photography-related programming for children and adults. She continues to teach photography there and at the 92nd Street Y, while also lecturing at NYU, Rutgers and various health care organizations across the country. She has appeared as a photography expert on ABC News, Good Morning America, and NY1.

KARen'S

STORY

Karen has been telling stories through photography since she received her first camera at the age of 11. Since then, she has never stopped viewing the world through her own lens, capturing the scenes, landscapes, personal moments, and atmosphere of daily life.
 
Heavily influenced by the death of her brother from a rare genetic disease — and the never-ending toll it took on her family —
Karen began using her art form to raise awareness and educate her audience on the physical and emotional impact of serious medical issues. Her Kickstarter-funded first book, “An Ordinary Day,” takes an intimate look at the unique challenges facing children and families battling difficult medical conditions. Proceeds went to a non-profit supporting children affected by genetic disease.

MY FIRST HEALTHCARE SHOOT

I'll never forget my first Healthcare Photography Shoot.
 
The first shoot health care shoot I did for An Ordinary Day, was of Mackenzie, who was diagnosed with Tay Sachs, the same disease my brother died from right before his 3rd birthday. 
After shooting 5 frames with my camera I knew I had to figure out a way to make a book to raise awareness for kids with rare genetic conditions.
I ran a kickstarter to raise the funds and donated all the proceeds of the book to Global Genes. I was approached by Sofie's journey, a foundation supporting people with Epilepsy to produce the second book, After that Day - Stories of Epilepsy. 
While producing these books I was and continue to work on numerous pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical campaigns and portrait shoots.  

IN THE NEWS

 

AWARDS

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENT LIST

ORGANIZATIONS

OGILVY

UNITED NATIONS

CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

BOERHINGER INGELHEIM

GLOBAL GENES

OROGOLD

CHRISTIAN DIOR

LEXUS

EPILESPY AWARENESS

ROART INTERIORS

NORA SPEER DESIGNS

ALLISON GARCY DESIGNS

MATCH.COM

TAY SACHS FOUNDATON

LYFTED

COUNSYL

TED BAKER

MEDIA

NY FAMILY MAGAZINE

NY BABY

FIT PREGNANCY

SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH MAGAZINE

HEALTH, MIND, & BODY

RARE REVOLUTION

AGENCIES

SOUND HEALTHCARE

GLOBAL GATEWAY ADVISORS

TWIST

MOVING PICTURES

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"In these moving photos and narratives, Karen Haberberg locates the joy and beauty in children whose lives are too easily relegated to darkness. Her images are not only humane, but also celebratory. They proceed from a great generosity of spirit and an intuitive sense of human dignity.”

 

– Andrew Solomon, PhD professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University, Pulitzer nominee and author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

"An Extraordinary Storyteller!"

  New York Family Magazine

"Karen is a very talented and professional photographer. I have worked on couple of projects with her where patients living with rare diseases participated in a project. The results were great, the patients felt understood, respected and appreciated. That for me made a difference."

Jose Luis Luna Flores, Boehringer Ingelheim

Global Brand Director

"Best Photo & Art Book"

 Goodreads

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