REAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF REAL LIFE...By B. D. Colen

“HE NOT BUSY BEING BORN IS BUSY DYING.” Bob Dylan

“THE MORE AMBIGUOUS THE PHOTOGRAPH IS, THE BETTER IT IS..." Leonard Freed

"TWO PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT THE SAME THING (but) THEY DON'T NECESSARILY SEE THE SAME THING." Gordon Willis

All photographs (c) B. D. Colen 2012

 

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Coerced Consent 

Thinking about ethical issues raised by shooting in nations and cultures other than our own, and when “doing good” and ” doing right” do not necessarily equate.

There's nothing domestic about domestic violence

All the discussion of the Ray Rice case misses a very important point.

These Could Be Your Children: Portraits of Haitian Orphans

As you are reading this, there are an estimated 30,000 Haitian children, ranging in age from infants to teen agers, living in oprhanages. Any one of them could be your child if you were a parent who died during the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, or if you, like half the Haitian population, lived in such dire poverty that giving up a child for adoption might be your only way to save it. Or, any one of Haiti’s 30,000 oprhans could be yours because you adopted her and gave her a way to escape the crushing poverty that is a reality for so many of Haiti’s children and adults.

http://www.socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/B._D._Colen/2775

These Could Be Your Children: Portraits of Haitian Orphans

As you are reading this, there are an estimated 30,000 Haitian children, ranging in age from infants to teen agers, living in oprhanages. Any one of them could be your child if you were a parent who died during the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, or if you, like half the Haitian population, lived in such dire poverty that giving up a child for adoption might be your only way to save it. Or, any one of Haiti’s 30,000 oprhans could be yours because you adopted her and gave her a way to escape the crushing poverty that is a reality for so many of Haiti’s children and adults.

http://www.socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/B._D._Colen/2775

These Could Be Your Children: Portraits of Haitian Orphans

As you are reading this, there are an estimated 30,000 Haitian children, ranging in age from infants to teen agers, living in oprhanages. Any one of them could be your child if you were a parent who died during the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, or if you, like half the Haitian population, lived in such dire poverty that giving up a child for adoption might be your only way to save it. Or, any one of Haiti’s 30,000 oprhans could be yours because you adopted her and gave her a way to escape the crushing poverty that is a reality for so many of Haiti’s children and adults.