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.



The first healthcare shoot I did for my book was of Mackenzie, who was diagnosed with Tay Sachs, the same disease my brother died from when he was almost 3. 
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. 

RIGHT: My shoot with Mackenzie

Voted best portrait photographer in NYC, Karen's work has been featured worldwide in exhibitions, magazines, & newspapers. She has been interviewed on ABC News, Good Morning America, & NY1 about her work.

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