March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Fifty Years On
by B. D. Colen
About the Book
Fifty years ago this August 28th, as a just-turned-17-year-old photo intern for a weekly newspaper in Connecticut, I attended the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, best known as the event at which the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "dream" speech. On August 28, 2013, I attended and photographed the 50th anniversary March. In these pages you will find 58 photographs of the 2013 march, as well as an essay, first published on-line in The Atlantic, about my first march and its meaning.
I specialize in commissioned documentary photography of everything from births, to weddings, to family life, to funerals. I bring a traditional documentary photography perspective and ethos to my commissioned work, producing a personalized, visual record of the subject.