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Hi. My name is Karen Haberberg, and I am an NYC based photographer and published author specializing in portraiture and the documentation of the human condition.
Throughout my career, I have been drawn to unearthing with my lens, an authentic glimpse into a person’s way of life, their natural way of being. My intuition and ability to connect with my subjects comes from a sense of my own vulnerability, my allowing myself to be seen, as I am. I think it naturally draws my subjects to me as I hold space for them to best reveal their truest version of themselves.
I have a deep professional experience working in specialized healthcare in intimate settings. My passion for storytelling with visual documenting resulted in my first book, An Ordinary Day: Children with rare genetic diseases and a further book that captured people living with epilepsy.

My photographs have been showcased at galleries including The ICP, and I have been featured in numerous 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. In addition, I have appeared on NY1 News, ABC News and Good Morning America as a photography expert.
I have curated exhibitions and collaborated with iconic photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, & Bruce Davidson while serving as the Director of Photography at the JCC in Manhattan. I continue to teach photography while also lecturing at NYU, Rutgers Medical School, and various health care organizations across the country and I serve on the board of ASMP.  My Night and Aerial Photographer gives me a chance to escape the every day minutia and see the magic in our world.

Awards

2022
Communication Arts Finalist
2021
ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARDS
Nature & Seascapes: Runner Up
Seascapes: Honorable Mention
Nightscapes: Honorable Mention
Architecture & Interiors: Runner Up
Architecture & Interiors: Honorable Mention
Culture & Daily Life: Honorable Mention

ND AWARDS: Architecture & Interior - Honorable Mention
NYC FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART: Jurors Selection
2020

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Jury Top 5 Selection
EXPERTISE AWARD: Best Portrait Photographer in NY
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD: Single Winner — Landscape photography
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD: Honorable Mention - Landscape
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD: Honorable Mention - Nature
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: Honorable Mention - Book: An Ordinary Day — Kids With Rare Genetic Conditions
2019
HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD: Gold Winner - An Ordinary Day
EXPERTISE AWARD: Best Portrait Photographer in NY
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: Aerial Photography
GOODREADS: Best Photo Book - An Ordinary Day
BEST OF 2019 MANHATTAN: Portrait & Event Photographer Award
 2018
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS: Honorable Mention 
EXPERTISE AWARDS: Best Portrait Photographer in NY
RED TRICYCLE AWARDS: Family Photographer

Press

ABC: Good Morning America: How to take great portraits
NY1 NEWS: Book raises awareness of rare diseases
ABC News: Project Believe featured
OUT OF BOUND RADIO: Interview 
HUFFINGTON POST: Photographer Highlights Genetic Conditions in Stunning Photos.
THE FORWARD: Women capturing Women exhibit
PDN PHOTO OF THE DAY: The Ordinary Lives of Kids with Genetic Diseases
COSMOPOLITAN: Powerful Photos of Series of Kids
FEATURE SHOOT: Photographer Captures A Day in the Life
RARE DISEASE REPORT: Interview
DAILY MAIL: Powerful Intimate photos show what it's really like to raise kids with diseases.
REFINERY 29: Photos Challenge How We look at Special Needs
TODAY PARENT: Kids with Rare Conditions
POPSUGAR: Mom on a Mission to Photography Kids with Rare Conditions
PATIENT WORTHY Photography Captures Daily Life of Rare Families with Dignity & Grace.
NY FAMILY MAGAZINE: An Extraordinary National Press Photo Association: Book Review
MODERN MET: Powerful Photos
MYRIAD HEALTH
RED TRICYCLE: Virtual Photo Shoots During a Pandemic
PHMUSEUM: An Ordinary Day Book Review
NPPA: The Voice of National Journalists
OUT OF PATIENTS PODCAST: Children with Rare Disease  Interview