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Faces of Vietnam Protests: 1969 & 1970

Faces of Vietnam Protests: 1969 & 1970

The Harvey Richards Media Archive blog brings you news from events involving the photos and films of Harvey Richards, including announcements of new documentary films, books, museum exhibits, and magazine articles which license materials from the Archive.  Below (scroll down) you can find past blog posts with information about Harvey Richards photographic work (see the timeline of his photography), about the archive, and news of outreach activities. The Archive is the source for information about the main subjects that Harvey photographed during the years from 1958 to 1982. These subjects include the anti-war protests movements of the 1960’s, the civil rights movement in California and Mississippi, the farm worker’s union movement in California agriculture from 1958-1966, destructive corporate logging in California and Oregon, mining  and the human and environmental impacts it has in the USA, pollution of the San Francisco Bay, and conditions of women and children in the USSR in 1961. Blog posts feature new materials from the archive are being published on the web site in photo galleries and videos.  So subscribe and check back often to see the latest news from the Harvey Richards Media Archive.

Historypin and HRMA Photos

Harvey Richards Media Archive Photos Now on Historypin Historypin is a website that combines Google maps with historical photos. It is an interactive website that provides viewers with ways to share their own photos, experiences and locations. Do you live in Mississippi? Are … Continue reading

Support Dolores Huerta Foundation

With Harvey Richards’ Iconic Image Merchandise The Dolores Huerta Foundation has licensed the use of Harvey Richards’ iconic photo of Dolores Huerta taken in 1965 during the grape strike for use on merchandise that people can buy to support the foundation. There … Continue reading

“One Life: Dolores Huerta” Smithsonian Exhibition

Smithsonian Acquires Harvey Richards’ Photos Starting July 3, 2015 and running until May 15, 2016, the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute is planning to present an exhibition called “One Life: Dolores Huerta.” As part of this exhibition, the Smithsonian … Continue reading

Requiem for the Forest Giants

Tribute and Grief for Old Growth Forests Now Gone “Requiem for the Forest Giants” features clips from Harvey Richards film “Wasted Woods” (1964) showing the cutting down of the old growth giant redwoods that occurred in the 1960s along the west coast. … Continue reading

Braceros in California, 1960

From the Border to the Fields Harvey Richards’ still photo images of braceros in California agriculture in 1958 created considerable interest among film makers and viewers of this web site. In the process of reviewing Richards’ film Factory Farms for Amazon … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Week Long Events in Jackson, Mississippi Harvey Richards films and photos are part of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, including this one on the announcement of the Banquet on June 28th.  His photography of the Mississippi voter registration movement … Continue reading

Willie B. Wazir Peacock Tells a Story

Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, March 1963 Willie B. Wazir Peacock tells a story of how he and Sam Block, his friend and fellow SNCC field secretary, were almost killed one dark night in March, 1963 in Greewood, Mississippi. It is a revealing story about … Continue reading

The Stump Makers (1963)

Deforestation of the West Coast: Uncontrolled Corporations at Work This brief clip of cutting down an ancient tree comes from The Stump Makers (1963), a 22 minute film made by Harvey Richards during the height of the deforestation of the … Continue reading

Freedom Bound: Faces and Voices

Civil Rights in Mississippi in 1963 Freedom Bound: Voices and Faces from Paul Richards on Vimeo. This one minute video consists of clips from Harvey Richards’ film Freedom Bound. Freedom Bound is the film that Harvey made after his trip to Mississippi … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Burning His Draft Card

In Front of the Oakland Army Induction Center, December, 1967 The Harvey Richard Media Archive has been very active lately, receiving growing interest around the the country and the world from people interested in our history, and especially in our … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez During the March to Sacramento, 1966 In March, 1966, the United Farm Workers Association under the leadership of Cesar Chavez, organized a 300 mile long march from Delano to Sacramento, California, to create support for the farm workers … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: HUAC and Ralph Fasanella Exhibit

Smithsonian Museum Acquires Harvey Richards Photo From May 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will have an exhibit on “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget”.  The exhibit is curated by their “folk and self-taught art” department. … Continue reading