Cesar Chavez National Monument

Harvey Richards’ photo mural in Cesar Chavez National Monument In the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern County, California, up on Highway 58 to the south east of Bakersfield, stands the César E. Chávez National Monument of the US National Park Service. It is … Continue reading

Bolivar Co. Mississippi New Museum for Amzie Moore

Harvey Richards Films and Photos to Be Exhibited The Harvey Richards Media Archive is thrilled to be included in the new Amzie Moore (1911-1982) museum coming to Cleveland, Mississippi in 2015. Bolivar County, Mississippi, with the cooperation of Delta State University, … Continue reading

Butte’s Berkeley Pit: Violating Life on Earth

Abandoned and Deadly: The Open Pit Lives on Harvey Richards went to Butte, Montana to photograph the miner’s strike of 1959.  He returned in 1966 and 1973 photographing the huge gaping hole known as the Berkeley Pit (operated from 1955 … 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

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

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

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

Women and Children in Tashkent, 1961

Photos from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1961 In 1961, Harvey and Alice Richards took their camera equipment and Harvey’s teenage son, Paul Richards, to the Soviet Union to make a film, A Visit to the Soviet Union, about Soviet women and children. … 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