About Jean Karotkin

For as long as I can remember I have been inspired to creating defining portraits of women. From women overcoming the pain and indignity of breast cancer, to inmates of the world’s largest women’s prison, to notable philanthropists, I have been intrigued by the distinctive character that makes a woman who she is. It is this spirit I seek to capture in my medium format, black-and-white, documentary-style portraits. I am based in New York City.