Karin Rosenthal - Short 2017 Bio

Since Karin Rosenthal received the Stevens Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College in 1978, her abstract photographs of nudes in nature have been exhibited internationally, collected widely, and reside in 16 museum collections, including Boston’s MFA and the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG). Her photograph in First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography at YUAG was selected to represent the show of 100 images by famous 20th Century photographers and was featured in the New York Times review. 

As Photo Editor of the Wellesley News in 1967, she documented Hillary Clinton’s first-ever speech, making an iconic image used later by the campaign. Rosenthal is a Resident Artist/Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center where she curated an exhibition of photographs by Vivian Maier in 2013. In 2016, she curated “37 Photographers/ One Model” with nudes by her and her workshop students of a male dancer in his fifties.