KAREN HABERBERG is a New York City-based portrait photographer and published author. Her photography has been shown in numerous gallery exhibitions, magazines, and newspapers 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. She has been interviewed on ABC News, Good Morning America, and NY1. In addition, Haberberg teaches photography at the 92nd Street Y and JCC of Manhattan.
For nearly a decade, she served as the Director of Photography and Digital Media at the JCC in Manhattan, where she spearheaded photography related programming for children and adults. Haberberg has also curated numerous exhibitions and collaborated with well-known photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, Gillian Laub, Bruce Davidson, among others. She also frequently lectures at NYU, Rutgers, and various Health Care Organizations throughout the country.
Haberberg holds a BA from Brandeis University and earned two MA Degrees; Educational Communications and Technology from NYU and Fine Art and Photography from the ICP. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and kids, Maya and Liam.
AN ORDINARY DAY:
KIDS WITH RARE GENETIC CONDITIONS
An Ordinary Day displays unforgettable photographs set against intimate conversations, documenting the lives of 27 children living with rare genetic conditions.
The every day moments captured in An Ordinary Day inspire awareness and empathy, while highlighting the commonalities between families with rare genetic conditions, and more deeply between us all.
AFTER THAT DAY:
STORIES OF EPILEPSY
After That Day: Stories of Epilepsy provides forty- five personal accounts of people who have been forever changed. These stories offer a challenging look at survival, and in many cases, a cure.
One out of every twenty-six people will have epilepsy in their lifetime. It can come when you least expect it, and no one is exempt from its grasp.
When World War II broke out, Benjamin Haberberg was one and a half living in Warsaw at 10 Maryanska Street with his parents, Dora and Raphael Haberberg. His extended family lived on another floor. It was 1940 and it was going to be a long five years.
Benjamin’s father disappeared within the first year of the war. Throughout the remaining years, Dora and her son did whatever they could to survive. They pretended to be devout Polish Catholics, they claimed new identities, they lived with Nazis. They tried not to starve, be killed, bombed, found out, or recognized. It was all about survival. You had to be a little smarter, a little luckier, to survive.
EXHIBITED AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
AFTER DARK SHOTS
After Dark is an ongoing project which provides me the opportunity to escape the every day minutia and see the magic that surrounds me. Started during Covid in farmland outside of NYC, I felt small and free in our beautiful world.
UNDER MY SKIN:
UNDER MY SKIN is a multimedia experience that aims to share the stories of transgender and gender-diverse youth through still and moving pictures. Of the children who have already been photographed and interviewed, each one conveyed a similar version of the same idea: they are all people.
This project will present the participants as they want to be seen. The focus of this piece is the people, their stories, and what they want to share with the world.
CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THIS PROJECT.
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