Karen Landmann first picked up a camera at age 12 as part of a school assignment. This moment changed her life. She began to see the world differently, composing shots in her mind. For the past five years she has taken photos professionally. She has exhibited at Manhattan Borough President's Gallery, Arsenal Gallery, West Side Arts Coalition, and Seventh and Second Photo Gallery. Publication credits include The September 11 Photo Project, The Sun, US Latino Review, Bow Wow Magazine, and Skipping Stones. Among Ms. Landmann's influences are Paul Strand, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Walker Evans.
Ms. Landmann received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics from St. John's College, Annapolis, MD. She is currently continuing her studies at the PhD level. Ms. Landmann is integrating her experiences as a therapist and her work in poetry and writing with her photography to explore the art form in greater depth.