I photograph people and the fabric of their lives, mixing portraits with a fluid reportage style. My photographs have been published in magazines including People, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Stern and The New Yorker.

I have been fortunate to collaborate on several books. The Wild Braid, with poets Stanley Kunitz and Genine Lentine, was published by W.W. Norton in 2005. Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life, by author Claire Willis, was published in 2014 by Green Writers Press. I am currently co-writing a new book with Claire Willis called Opening to Grief.

I work in documentary video, audio, and multimedia. My short films, co-directed with Shane Hofeldt, include Fire Station 88.1, Tick Days, Rockers, Inside Motherwell’s Dumpster, Selina Trieff Will Not Stop, By the Waters, and A Box of One’s Own.

I have produced several radio stories that have aired on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station.

Boston Picture Group, my business identity, reflects a collaborative style of working with other filmmakers, photographers, editors, and clients.

I graduated from Stanford University (b.a.), M.I.T (m.sc), and Transom radio workshop. I live in Jamaica Plain and Wellfleet, MA.

Marnie Crawford Samuelson  March, 2018

Photo: Marnie Crawford Samuelson and Stanley Kunitz
Credit: Genine Lentine