Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

New Photos from the Harvey Richards Media Archive Over the last few weeks and months, the Harvey Richards Media Archive has undergone an internal reshuffling of both film and photo holdings. After three years of bringing materials to the internet … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Tripod in a Miners’ Union Hall

In the winter of 1959, Harvey Richards was in Butte, Montana with his camera and tripod in a miners’ union hall making a film to help the miner’s strike effort against Anaconda Copper Company.  He was photographing strikers lined up … Continue reading

Butte Montana, 1959

Butte Miner’s Union No. 1 Strikes Anaconda Copper Company, 1959   Harvey Richards went to Butte Montana in the winter of 1959 to make a film in support of the miners on strike against Anaconda Copper Company.  He produced a … 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

Photo of the Day: Veteran in Mississippi, 1959

Hopes Betrayed: Veterans Return to Mississippi Segregation In 1959, Harvey Richards went on a photographic journey that took him through the southern U.S. and three countries in Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia.  Using a 35 mm Leica camera, he … Continue reading

Factory Farms

1959, 37 minutes, color, DV  Factory Farms from the Organizer’s Point of View California farm workers caught the attention of Harvey Richards early in his photographic career.  Working with unionists and pro-union activists, Harvey toured the central valley of California … Continue reading