Rose was there. Somewhere between Bill Cunningham and Weegee she planted herself, sure and stout.
Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 1977 by Rose Hartman
Not afraid to speak her mind, Rose is unfazed by anyone’s power, she rather takes it in.
Anna Wintour photographed by Rose Hartman
Just when things appear dull, Rose draws you near her and she tells you something sensational in a hushed whisper.
Models Backstage at Donna Karan photographed by Rose Hartman
Rose captures the moment without disrupting it, because she is an integral part of it.
From INCOMPARABLE COUPLES photo by Rose Hartman
The vibrance, joy, opulence, and electricity in the images are the current that runs through her and her lens.
Andy Warhol and Lou Reed photographed by Rose Hartman.
Rose was everywhere I wished I could’ve been. All the places I just heard or read about or saw in magazines.
Rose lives the dream and in photos it seems sweet and beautiful. What’s most impressive is she has so much to show for being there, the stunning work she did.
Otis and Rose
The fact that she and her work endures gives restorative energy to those who hoped but were beaten down by adversity, shunned by the precarious uncertainty of an artist’s life, and plagued with self-doubt. Here is a woman who can show you how to grab life by the lens.
Experience a closer look at Rose and her work in the documentary The Incomparable Rose Hartman which premieres tomorrow at DOC NYC.