About the US-american photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Eugene RICHARDS (b. 1944, in Dorchester, Massachusetts)

After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in English, Eugene RICHARDS studied photography with Minor WHITE. In 1968, he joined VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America, a government program established as an arm of the so-called 'War on Poverty.'  Following a year and a half in eastern Arkansas, he helped to found a social service organization and a community newspaper, 'Many Voices', which reported on black political action as well as the Ku Klux Klan. Photographs he made during these four years were published in his first monograph, 'Few Comforts or Surprises: The Arkansas Delta'.
Upon returning to Dorchester, Eugene RICHARDS began to document the changing, racially diverse neighborhood where he was born. After being invited to join Magnum Photos in 1978, he worked increasingly as a freelance magazine photographer, undertaking assignments on such diverse topics as the American family, drug addiction, emergency medicine, pediatric AIDS, aging and death in America. In 1992, he directed and shot 'Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue', the first of 7 short films he would eventually make.

Photo books by and on the work of Eugene RICHARDS

'Few Comforts or Surprises: Arkansas Delta' (1975); 'Exploding Into Life' (1986); 'Below the Line' (1987); 'The Knife & Gun Club' (1989); 'Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue' (1994); 'Americans We' (1995); 'Dorchester Days' (2000); 'Phaidon 55s' (2001); 'Stepping Through the Ashes' (2002); 'The Fat Baby' (2004); 'A Procession of Them' (2008); 'The Blue Room' (2008); 'War Is Personal' (2010); 'Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down' (2014); 'The Run-On of Time' (2017)

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This 'Phaidon 55' edition covers the work of the US-american Magnum photographer Eugene RICHARDS. It includes a detailed expert essay, fiftyfive chronologically arranged photographs, each annotated, and a biography of the Dorchester, Massachusetts native.
15,00 € Weight 0.4 kg
The out-of-print 'Zeitblende' was published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the famous photo agency Magnum. The picture & text book provides an overview of the impressive field of reportage photography that is commensurate with its significance
48,00 € * Weight 2.4 kg
The out-of-print photo volume 'Stepping Through the Ashes' by US Magnum photographer Eugene RICHARDS is a commemoration, a reflection on the events of 9/11 and an elegy to those who lost their lives. With a text by Janine Altongy.
48,00 €
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
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Awards & Honores (a selection)
  • Lyndhurst Prize
    Lifetime Achievement Visa d'or Award
    Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achiement Journalism Award
    Missouri Honor Medal
    Gahan Lectureship, Harvard University
    National Geographic Magazine Grant
    Getty Images Grant
    POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year
    World Press Photo
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award
    National Endowment for the Arts Grants
    International Center of Photography Infinity Awards
    Kraszna-Krausz Book Award
    Leica Medal of Excellence
    Leica Oskar Barnack Award
    Olivier Rebbot Award
    Amnesty International Media Award