Claire Rosen is an award winning artist whose transportive photographic imagery uses the universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition. Her elaborate constructions are reminiscent of classical paintings, and evoke the aesthetics and ideals of Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Gothic periods. The images often explore concepts of nostalgia, childhood, whimsy, memory, femininity and depictions of the self, frequently referencing the Victorian Era with its fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.
The vivid storytelling throughout Claire’s work has enabled her to construct unique creative campaigns for a wide range of commercial brands; from fashion labels to luxury hotels, book publishers to restaurants. Claire’s portfolio of commissioned images bridges the gap between fine art and commercial work.
In both 2012 & 2013, Claire was included on the Forbes 30 Brightest under 30 list for Art & Design. Her work has also received awards from Communication Arts Photography Annual, International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, PDN Photo Annual, Prix de la Photographie, Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, The Art Project: W Magazine.
Claire’s work has been featured in Communication Arts Insights Profile and Fresh, Creative Quarterly Journal, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Feature Shoot, FotoTv, Friday Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine, Montclair Magazine, The Montclair Times, Neo Collective, PDN’s Emerging Photographer, Photocine News, Refinery 29’s “Trade Secrets” & “8 Photographers on the Rise”, The Rumpus, and The World Photography Organization.
Claire has been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and London to Bangkok and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the the Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. She is represented by Asymmetrick Arts, CSM, Galerie Gris, Ken Fulk, Michael Aiduss and Verve Gallery. Her fine art work has also been included in a number of juried group shows including at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, Photoville Boston and Brooklyn Fence, and PhotoPlace Gallery.
In addition, Claire has taught workshops and lectured on 5 continents through B&H, Foundry Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, Hallmark Institute, ICP, New Jersey Visual Arts Center, NORDphotography, Savannah Collage of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Unique University and the Yard School at MAM. Claire is sponsored as one of Dynalite’s VIP shooters and is a liveBooks Ambassador.
Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography. She received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003.
The Marketing of Photography: some helpful tips for the emerging photojournalist
Photojournalists spend most of their time in the pursuit of the story, yet very few know how to promote themselves to get the support they need. Getting your name out there amidst the thousands of other photographers working today can be an overwhelming task, even for established photographers. This lecture on marketing provides a very easy to use step-by-step approach to marketing your work; covering branding, promotional materials, utilizing modern technology and social media, finding your clients and how to approach them effectively. Whether you are looking for representation, editorial or commercial assignments, funding for special projects or gallery shows this lecture looks at the bigger picture and will give you a very concrete plan on how to market yourself today with the skills you need to have your work noticed.
This course is a must for any emerging photojournalist.