Anthony Karen is a photojournalist based in New York. His passion for photography began in Haiti, where he continues to document various Vodou rituals and pilgrimages throughout the country. Over the years, Anthony has worked on several long-term projects, including extensive documentation of the Ku Klux Klan. This project led to two books, exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, the annual Noorderlicht Festival and a screening at Visa pour I’Image.
His photographs and interviews have been featured in various forms of media, such as NPR radio, LIFE, Time, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, and Slate. “Inside the Westboro Baptist Church”, Anthony’s collaboration with LIFE, received two MIN Editorial Awards in 2011. In the same year, Anthony was the recipient of the George A. Robinson IV Foundation grant for his humanitarian work and a Best Of Photojournalism - Cliff Edom’s New America Award.
In March 2013, he collaborated with Left/Right Productions and the Discovery Channel on a documentary about the modern day Ku Klux Klan, KKK: Beneath the Hood. In the summer of 2016, a selection of Anthony’s work was featured in the motion picture Imperium, which is based on a true story - https://youtu.be/9KgWvvz3U-A.
Anthony served in the US Marine Corps and worked for many years in the personal protection industry. He has traveled extensively worldwide and has volunteered on numerous international medical missions. His charitable affiliations include Hospice, Smile Train, Surgical Volunteers International and the Humane Society.