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Eugene Richards was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1944. He studied photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Minor White before joining VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and beginning to work as a consultant medical in eastern Arkansas. During this assignment, he produced his first and important photographic essay, Few Comforts or Surprises: The Arkansas Delta.
In 1973 Richards returned to Dorchester and his career as a freelance press photographer began with a remarkable photographic report on his hometown, presented here in this book (first self-published in a few copies in 1978) . Richards is considered the most important and atypical photojournalist of our time since the publication of Dorchester Days and the books that followed, including: Exploding Into Life (1986), which chronicles his wife Dorothea's struggle with breast cancer, Below the Line: Living Poor in America (1997), a photo report on poverty in the United States, The Knife & Gun Club: Scenes from an Emergency Room (1989), a set of images taken in Denver General Hospital and Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue (1994), a poignant study of the impact of crack on the urban population of the northeastern United States.
Richards has received, among many honors, the W Eugene Smith Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert F Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for his reporting on the poorest in the United States. Richards works regularly as a filmmaker and photographer. He lives in New York with his wife Janine and their son Sam.

hardcover : 108 pages

ISBN-13 : 9780714891231 

Dimensions :  23 x 31 x 1.5  cm


Language: : French