Cunningham, Karen E.
Professional photographer Karen Cunningham, owner of her eponymous studio based in Long Island City, is a fourth generation Irish American whose heritage has inspired her talent and profession.
The New York University graduate’s clients have included, among many, The New York Times, People and Forbes magazines.
Cunningham set up her boutique wedding and portrait studio, and has been an editorial and newspaper photographer for 17 years.
Her ancestors hail from County Mayo, and she has been to Ireland to photograph a wedding and tour the country photographing for her portfolio.
“As a visual artist I have often turned to the work of Paul Muldoon, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett to inspire my photography, which focuses on the everyday lives of people and their families,” says Cunningham.
“My Irish heritage means a great deal,” she adds. “Growing up in an Irish American community and attending Irish Catholic primary schools, I developed a great pride in my Irish roots, especially literature.”
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