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

California Flood of 1965

Paying the Price for Clear Cut Logging After years of mechanized, systematic clear cutting of the forests of northern California by large logging corporations, the California flood of 1965 washed logging debris into the rivers and through coastal towns with … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Harvey Richards Out in the Desert

Harvey Richards’ Chevy van Harvey Richards photographed northern California and Oregon from his van.  With the photograhy platform on top, his equipment and personal gear in back, he traveled alone through the back roads of the west. Sometimes, he camped … Continue reading

Guatemala 1959

Irrigating by Hand In 1959, Harvey Richards spent some time in Guatemala photographing people and places, including these photos of three men irrigating a vegetable garden by hand. Today, in the age of industrial farming and mechanization, these images remind us … Continue reading

Women for Peace

1962, 24 min., black/white, DVD Founding the Women for Peace Organization In San Francisco, on August 6, 1962, Harvey Richards photographed the Women for Peace march to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima.  Marching in … Continue reading

Freedom March

1963, 10 min., black/white, DVD San Francisco Freedom March in Support of Civil Rights in Birmingham, Alabama Freedom March focuses on the San Francisco protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area Black churches and the labor movement in … Continue reading