1960s Historic USA Photography on the Web

Free Resources for Studying Uprisings of the 1960s A thousand photos in the Harvey Richards Media Archive photo galleries and 22 videos tell the story of the 1960s like only images can. His photographs are full of the events that happened … Continue reading

Wood Chips Devour the Forest

Global Warming: A Product of Market Forces   Harvey Richards made several forays into the northwest forests with his cameras in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, focusing on, among other things, the immense piles of wood chips looming up … 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

Vanishing Redwoods

1975, 28 min., color, DVD Clear Cutting Threatens the Survival of the Species Vanishing Redwoods depicts the delicate natural balance required for the growth and survival of redwood forests. Photographed in northern California and Oregon, it shows how the logging industry’s … Continue reading

"Ripping the Lungs out of the Planet" Judi Bari

Harvey Richards took this photo in September, 1963 in Humboldt County, California.  A surreal image of thousand year old trees being debarked, it is a sight that will never be seen again.  The last of the old growth redwoods are gone.  Climate … Continue reading