Critical Focus eBook

1960s Photography eBook Estuary Press has published an eBook edition of Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards. The eBook contains more than the photos and text of the original 1986 book. Now, Critical Focus is a gateway to well … Continue reading

History Is What My YouTube Channel Is About

Paul Richards YouTube Channel Video Intro Three years ago, in 2011, I put the Paul Richards YouTube Channel to work with clips from 22 films from the Harvey Richards Media Archive. The idea was to add movie clips to the Archive web … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Harvey Richards Clips Top 200,000 Views on You Tube

Harvey Richards’ “Ordinary Life in the Soviet Union 1961” Leads the Way Beginning in the Spring of 2011, viewers of the Paul Richards You Tube channel, where the clips from 22 Harvey Richards films are available, have now reached 200,000 … Continue reading

Ferry Ride and Farm, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 1961

A Slice of Life in Siberia, Summer 1961 The photos in this gallery came from Harvey and Alice Richards’ trip to the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1961 to make a film called  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: … Continue reading

Summary of Archive Contents

Archive Material and Stock Footage The Harvey Richards Media Archive (HRMA) holds all of the original film and sound elements used by him to make 22 documentary films. The HRMA also holds film never used in a finished film, as well … Continue reading

The Photographic Adventures of Harvey Richards

The timeline presents the photographic adventures of Harvey Richards which begins in 1957 when  the House Un-American Activities Committee sent Harvey a subpoena.  Not wanting to be dragged through the mud by this witch hunting bunch, Harvey grabbed his newly acquired … Continue reading

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 2: Far from Moscow

1962, 33 min., color Ordinary People in the Soviet Union: Tashkent and Irkutsk After filming in Moscow, Harvey and Alice Richards took “A Visit to the Soviet Union” to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the capital of one of the USSR’s republics.  During … Continue reading