Karin Rosenthal’s photographs of the human figure in the landscape reside in numerous museum collections including the Boston MFA, Brooklyn Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum, the ICP, and the Yale University Art Gallery.
In 1978, Rosenthal received an alumna traveling fellowship from Wellesley College to photograph in Greece. Since then, her prize-winning nudes have been exhibited and published internationally.
A book, Karin Rosenthal: Twenty Years of Photographs, was produced for a retrospective of her work at the Danforth Museum of Art in 2000. In 2011, Boston’s Photographic Resource Center co-sponsored a year-long exhibition of Rosenthal’s work at MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics. Her nude, Belly Landscape, in the exhibition First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography at the Yale University Art Gallery was selected to represent the show of 100 images by 20th Century photographers and was featured in the New York Times review. Rosenthal’s nudes are currently exhibited at the Weston Gallery in Carmel, CA alongside photographic masters such as Ruth Bernhard, Edward Weston, and Harry Callahan in a show titled Models & Muses.
Karin is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center where she recently initiated and co-curated an exhibition of work by street photographer Vivian Maier.
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