Jack Rosen (1923 – 2006)
Jack Rosen was a noted freelance photojournalist, considered by many to be the ‘photographer laureate’ of New Hope and Bucks County, PA.
Jack’s photographs document area events, trends, and personalities for an extended and historically important period ranging from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. Much, but by no means all, of his work reflects and comments on the unique nature of the New Hope and Bucks County, PA communities. With his natural eye for and inclination toward the sublime, Jack often referred to himself as ‘New Hope’s oldest streetwalker’, and he could usually be spotted around town in action with one camera strapped around his neck, another on his wrist, and a third in his pocket.
With an extensive Bucks County pedigree beginning with extensive work with Levittown developer William Levitt, Jack was the editor of the Bucks County and Pennsylvania Traveler Magazines, and later served as editor of the New Hope Gazette, the local New Hope newspaper.
Jack’s work has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world including LIFE, Newsweek, Paris Match, Der Stern, New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, and many more. His photographs have been shown at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Philadelphia Art Alliance and numerous art/photo galleries in and around New Hope, PA. A significant number of Jack’s photographs are also included in the permanent collection at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.