Photo of the Day: UFW March to Sacramento 1966

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes to Exhibit Harvey Richards Photos La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, California, is putting together an exhibit about the life and work of Dolores Huerta.  As part of this show, the … Continue reading

Farm Workers Civil Rights in California

“Open Mind” Civil Rights Issue Features Harvey Richards’ Photos The Fall 2013 issue of Open Mind, A Publication of Cal Humanities, is about civil rights in California.  In using the Harvey Richards photo taken during the 1966 March to Sacramento, … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Fruits and Vegetables

Industrial Farming from Hands to Machines, 1958-1964 In 1958, Harvey Richards toured the central valley of California photographing farming in many crops. This photo image gallery presents images of farming fruits and vegetables. As part of his filming for Factory … Continue reading

Massive use of Chemicals in Agriculture

When Harvey took this photo in 1964 in San Joaquin County, California, industrial agriculture was just beginning to apply massive amounts of poisons to our food.   These workers today would probably be wearing protective suits, masks, and rubber gloves.  Parathion poisoning … Continue reading

Industrial Agriculture is the problem

In 1958 in Salinas, California, farmers sprayed boxed up lettuce on the way to market.  Organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture is a modern alternative to this kind of reckless application of chemicals to our food.  Watch a film called … Continue reading

Dolores Huerta, Then and Now

Dolores Huerta is so deserving of the medal of freedom, bestowed here on May 30, 2012 by President Obama. On September 24, 1965, she stood on top of a car during the grape strike, calling workers out of the fields to … Continue reading