Photo of the Day: From Child Migrant Farm Worker to Artist, Federico Correa

Painting Images from His Childhood I received an email from Federico Correa on May 2, 2014 telling me that he had found this photo of himself while searching the internet about farm labor. Federico Correa’s journey from child migrant farm … 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

The Last Giant Redwoods Come Down

Unique Images of Giant Redwoods Being Logged Out In the 1960’s, the last commercially available stands of old growth giant redwoods were being clear cut. Harvey Richards photographed the giants being cut, hauled, unloaded, stacked, debarked and milled at lumber … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March November, 1965

Vietnam Day Committee Makes It to Oakland The Vietnam Day Committee marched again a month after their first demonstration in October, 1965 was turned back by the Oakland Police.  This time the VDC obtained a permit to march through Oakland. … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March, October, 1965

U.C. Berkeley Students Protest the Vietnam War The Berkeley Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) held two marches to protest the Vietnam war in 1965, one in October and the second in November. This post presents photo images gallery from the first march to … Continue reading

Peace and the HUAC Anti-Communist Crusade

Hiroshima Day March, HUAC Protests, Vietnam War Escalation After HUAC’s debacle in San Francisco when its 1960 hearings ended with fire hoses washing demonstrators down the steps of city hall, HUAC moved its witch hunt to Los Angeles where the anti-communists crusaders … Continue reading

Nuclear Disarmament and Cuban Crisis

Moving Away from the Brink of Nuclear War   As the world witnessed rising levels of nuclear fallout from the testing of atom bombs during the Cold War era, public demonstrations for nuclear disarmament grew during the late 1950’s. It … Continue reading

About Harvey Richards

Harvey Richards, filmmaker and photographer Harvey Richards began using a camera in the 1950s when he was in his mid-forties. He became a photographer after years of working as a machinist in the San Francisco shipyards, and as a merchant … Continue reading

Archive Licensing History, 1987-2013

Converse Basin, California, October, 1960

Licencing History and Media Archive Outreach (Link to License History List) Harvey Richards’ active career as a photographer ended in the late 1970’s. Even before he stopped shooting film, demands arose from other film makers and media producers who wanted to include … Continue reading