Hartman is known for her celebrity portraiture. Her photograph of Bianca Jagger riding a white horse at the Studio 54 nightclub at her 30th birthday party is widely known as her most recognizable photo.Lloyd Grove, writing in The Daily Beast, describes it in 2016 as "the iconic image of a long-lost age.” Another well-known photograph portrays Jerry Hall in conversation with Andy Warhol. Her photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines, including AllureArt+AuctionElleHarper's BazaarPanoramaThe New York TimesNew YorkSternVanity Fair and Vogue.

In addition to documenting celebrities, the jet set, actors, singers, and authors, Hartman was the first to move behind the curtains of Fashion Week catwalks to shoot models and designers backstage as shown in her first book "Birds of Paradise: An Intimate View of the New York Fashion World." In 2011–12, a retrospective of her work including more than 60 photographs was held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her archival images have also been exhibited at the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012) and in Punta del Este, Uruguay (2013), as well as at American museums including the Experience Music Project, The Whitney Museum and Museum of the City of New York; a selection of her photographs is also on permanent display at Omar’s, a private dining members club in Greenwich Village.

In 2016, a feature-length documentary film, The Incomparable Rose Hartman, was made about her life and work by Otis Mass. The documentary earned a jury award of special mention at the DOC NYC 2016 Film Festival.




Just the name - Studio 54! - conjures images of disco lights, sequined miniskirts, drugs, Donald Trump rubbing elbows with Andy Warhol, and plenty of other debauchery packed into the 33 months, from April 1977 to February 1980, that the New York City nightclub was open.

For those of us who missed out on those heady years, the Brooklyn Museum has announced the forthcoming show “Studio 54: Night Magic,” the first exhibition to showcase the nightclub as a hallmark of the rapidly changing cultural life of New York City.



Selected Work

Selected Media

As Studio 54 Boogies to Brooklyn, Its Denizens Look Back in Wonder
Members of Disco’s Class of ’54 recall its 33-month heyday, and the night magic.
Eye Candy
The Most Memorable Photos of Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Jackie O at Studio 54
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The Stories Behind Some of Most Iconic Photos
From Inside Studio 54
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Rose Hartman, the “Relentless”
Photographer of Studio 54 Excess, Refuses to Slow Down

An incomparable evening with Rose Hartman,

pioneer of a photographic style

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At A Cusp Of Generations

The Daring Lens-Wizard Of Studio 54

Rose Hartman

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The Incomparable Rose Hartman’ Review:

Portrait of the Artist as an Obsessive Observer
Hartman snapped New York celebrities for decades — but was

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Behind the scenes with the Studio 54's

iconic Photographer Rose Hartman

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Rose Hartman, toda una vida infiltrada en la zona vip

Rose Hartman estaba allí para fotografiar a Bianca Jagger a caballo en Studio 54. Hizo lo imposible para retratar, durante décadas, la escena social de Nueva York. No podría haberse dedicado a otra cosa. A ella, como confiesa en un documental que recupera su trepidante historia, siempre le aburrió la “gente normal”.

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She Brought Us ‘Bianca on a White Horse’: Rose Hartman’s Manhattan Safari.

From Andy Warhol and Studio 54 to Mick Jagger and Donald Trump, Rose ‘with thorns’ Hartman has lived a colorful life, photographing the rich and famous at play.

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Photography Retrospective:

Rose Hartman’s ‘Incomparable Women of Style’ - December 14, 2012 Edward Rubin

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Film Review: The Incomparable Rose Hartman

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Rose Hartman: One of a Kind

“The Incomparable Rose Hartman” documents brash, unique New York photographer.

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Preview: Incomparable Couples by Rose Hartman

A look inside the new must-have fashion tome.

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An incomparable evening with Rose Hartman,

pioneer of a photographic style

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‘The Incomparable Rose Hartman’ Exclusive Trailer: A Portrait of a Renowned Fashion Photographer

The new documentary examines how the "Tasmanian Devil of photography" defined the New York City social scene for decades.

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“The Incomparable Rose Hartman”: Shot Andy Warhol . . . David Bowie . . .and Bianca Jagger on a Horse.