Kolman Rosenberg is a freelance photographer based in Mentor, Ohio.  He shoots photographs in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area primarily, but is available for travel to other locations.  Kolman is on the Board of The Cleveland Photographic Society and is an instructor in their Fundamentals of Good Photography School. He is also an Instructor in Digital Photography and Photo Editing classes at Cuyahoga Community College

Contact Information:  440-479-3074 -

Artist's Statement

My station in life is to capture the action of life, the life of the world, its humor, its tragedies, in other words, life as it is. A true picture unposed and real. W. Eugene Smith-1918-1978

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.

The camera serves as a portal for me to view common sites in an uncommon way. It enables me to see, and point out to others, the beauty, irony, interest, humor and sometimes the ugliness of the world we live in. I hope my images bring a realization to others that common things in life are often worth more than a glance, they are often worth a second glance.

My images will provide you with that second glance of the mundane, humorous, common-place, and sometimes ugly or painful aspects of our world with the intent of helping you also take the time to notice the dignity, beauty and adaptability that is evident in each.



B.Ed., University of Miami
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Commercial Photography, Lakeland Community College
Rocky Mountain School of Photography Documentary Photography Workshop


Pinhole Creative
Seekers Coffeehouse & Cafe
The American Legion Magazine
Pearson Publishing Co.
Harper Wave Publishing Co.
Google/Globe Marke!ng
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.
Verb Ballets
Windsor Beach Technologies
University Hospitals, Cleveland
Cole Publishing
Ikonic-Globe Publishing
United State Olympic Committee
Artistik Magazine
The Center for Community Progress
Interact Cleveland
Virtue in Action


American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
American Society of Media Photographers/ Ohio Northcoast Chapter
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Cleveland Photographic Society