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

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

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

USSR is not forgotten

Two Films On the USSR Made in 1961 Harvey and Alice Richards made two films about the USSR in 1961 called A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia, and Part 2: Far From Moscow. On my … 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

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia

1962, 36 min., color, DVD Women in the Soviet Union: A Socialist Alternative  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia focuses upon Moscow and the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women in … Continue reading