In 2008, Karen began an in-depth examination of self-portraiture and reflectivity. Layers of the environment with complexities of reflection and the added interest of self exploration led to many discoveries redefining Karen’s unique way of expression. This study culminated with the publication of two reflective self-portraits in "Leica Myself". This collection of self-portraits, curated by Rainer Schillings, was published in 2013 to celebrate the centennial of Leica Camera. These earlier works became the catalyst for what has become an ongoing exploration in reflection and herself. Karen’s Self-Portraits have been exhibited in the Women Street Photographers 2019 NYC Exhibition, and the 2020 “Portraits” show at Praxis Gallery, Al-Tiba9 Magazine Interview and feature "Issue 07" 2021, Armenian Art Fair 2021.