For the past three decades, Rose Hartman has photographed the rich, the famous and the stylish in some of the most legendary settings ofNew York nightlife, from Studio 54 to the Metropolitan Museumís Costume Institute.


Her arresting pictures, that manage to create the illusion of intimacy in the most public circumstances, have been published in countless international publications, including Vogue, Stern, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Panorama, the New York Times, Amici, Allure and Art & Auction.

Her first book, BIRDS OF PARADISE (Delacorte Press, 1980) offers a private and extraordinary look into the world of fashion and its personalities, from a visit to Ralph Laurenís studio to the glamorous and intimate fashion shows that Halston used to organize at his atelier at the Olympic Tower.

ACC, a London/New York-based publishing group will publish her second photography book:

INCOMPARABLE: WOMEN of STYLE" in the fall of 2012.

Her images have been widely exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums and galleries of the United States, including the Museum of the City of N.Y., Pucci Gallery, Dia, Experience Music Project, Sorokko Gallery, the Whitney Museum, Dean Project, the Vincent Astor Gallery at Lincoln Center, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Recently the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in New York has acquired her extensive archives, a photo treasure that, at least in part, was exhibited between November and February, 2012.

The exclusive Lion restaurant has acquired and is currently showing four of her most famous images, including a pensive and seductive Mick Jagger, and Andy Warhol and Jerry Hall holding a lively conversation in Studio 54.

In September 2011, Hartman's photos were shown in "Social History: The Jet Set", a group show at the Staley-Wise gallery.


Hartman's archival photos are on view in a solo exhibit, "INCOMPARABLE WOMEN OF STYLE",at the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam through December, 2012.

Hartman has lectured and shown her photos at the New

School for Social Research, Visual Arts, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Assignments for various magazines have enabled her to explore the world, and produce wide-ranging travel articles and photos.

Her work is in the collections of Saks Fifth Avenue, the Patterson Museum, Ralph Rucci, Paul Wilmot, Jerry Hall, and Bianca Jagger.

Rose Hartman lives and works in New York City.

Her arts and design blog may be viewed on