Reporters interviewing some of the more 280 persons arrested after U.S. Park Police swept through Resurrection City, on the National Mall, on June 24, 1968. Resurrection City was a tent 'city' established by participants in the "Poor People's Campaign," the national protest the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., had been planning when he was assassinated by Memphis, TN, on April 4, 1968.

B. D. Colen 617-413-1224 Canada

Topics of Focus

Families and their structures, racial and social inequality, isolation of individuals in pubic environments, lost objects, medicine and science, children and their worlds

Geographic Areas of Focus

U.S., Africa, Caribbean, Latin America.


I am a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter and editor for The Washington Post and Newsday, and started photographing as a young teenager. I covered the historic March on Washington for a weekly newspaper the week after I turned 17, and haven't stopped shooting since.

I am an American who is now a Permanent Resident of Canada, and documentary photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2018, and have also taught at the Harvard University Extension School, the Maine Media Workshops, and I teach online, one-on-one, documentary photography workshops.

I am the author of 10 books on medically related subjects. My photography has appeared in, among other publications, The Boston Globe, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Christian Science Monitor, and Time Magazine. Some 30 images from my ongoing subway project are included in the permanent collection of the Boston Public Library.

You can see a wide assortment of my work on my website.

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