​KAREN HABERBERG is a NYC based portrait photographer & 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, among others. 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, and Bruce Davidson. 
Karen served as the Director of Photography at the JCC in Manhattan, where she spearheaded photography programming. She continues to teach photography there & 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.
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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.


I'll never forget my first Healthcare Photography Shoot.
The first healthcare shoot I did for An Ordinary Day, was of Mackenzie, who was diagnosed with Tay Sachs, the same disease my brother died from  before his 3rd birthday. 
After shooting 5 frames, I knew I had to figure out a way to make a book to raise awareness for kids with rare genetic conditions.
I was approached by Sofie's journey, to produce the second book, After that Day - Stories of Epilepsy. 
While producing these books I continue to work on pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical campaigns  and portrait shoots.  
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Ogilvy  |  United Nations  |  Cancer Research Institute  |  Boerhinger Ingelheim  |  Global Genes  |  Orogold  |  Christian Dior  |  Lexus  |  Ted Baker  |  Sound Healthcare  |  Global Gateway Advisors  |  Twist  |  Moving Pictures  |  Epilepsy Awareness  |  Tays Sachs Foundation  |  |  Lyfted  |  Counsyl  |  Allison Garcy Interiors  |  Nora Speer Designs  | Roart Foundation  | Jenn Brown Consulting | New York Family Magazine |  Spirituality and Health Magazine |  Health, Mind & Body |  Rare Revolution |  Fit Pregnancy  |  NY Baby |  Wall Street Journal |  Newsday |