Through The Lens of Rose Hartman at National Arts Club



Rose Hartman, photo by Otis. Image via

Oh, this is going to be fun….Through The Lens of Rose Hartman will open at The National Arts Club on October 2nd.

The exhibit will feature some of Hartman’s most iconic images including Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, and Andy Warhol, and includes images from legendary settings like Studio 54, where she was said to be a fixture for several years in the 1970s.  Her 40+ years documenting nightlife in many of New York most iconic settings is the subject of the documentary film “The Incomparable Rose Hartman” directed by Otis Mass.  She was the first to move behind the curtains of Fashion Week catwalks, shooting models and designers backstage in “the chiffon jungle.”

“I think the beauty of Rose is that she is a woman, understanding a woman, photographing a woman,” said Donna Karan.  Also an author, many of these images can be found in one of her three books.


Bianca Jagger arriving at Studio 54, 1977, at her 30th birthday party.  photo by Rose Hartman. Image via


Through The Lens of Rose Hartman will be on view from October 2 – 28 at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, in the Trask Gallery.  And, oh yes, you can follow Rose Hartman on Facebook.