When Filling the San Francisco Bay Was Legal, 1969

Filling the San Francisco Bay 1969 For San Francisco Bay documentary video, click here. In 1970, the Save the Bay movement arose to stop the filling of the bay at a time when filling the bay was legal. To contribute … Continue reading

Images of a Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

What Does a Segregated Society Look Like? “Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964” is new gallery offering a selection of previously unpublished images from Harvey’s photography during his three trips to Mississippi during the years from 1959 to 1964. Harvey Richards went … Continue reading

Paying the Price for Clear Cut Logging

California Flood of 1964: Paying the Price for Clear Cut Logging After years of mechanized, systematic clear cutting of the forests of northern California by large logging corporations, the California flood of 1964 washed logging debris into the rivers and … Continue reading

Sochi Resort for the People, 1961

Sochi Resort for the People Short Video with Music Sochi Resort for the People from Paul Richards on Vimeo. In 1961, I traveled with my father, Harvey Richards, and step mother, Alice, to the Soviet Union to help them make … Continue reading

Deep Pit Mining: Violating Life on Earth

Abandoned and Deadly: Deep Pit Mining Harvey Richards photographed Butte, Montana’s deep pit mining during his three visits to Butte, Montana, first to photograph the miner’s strike of 1959, then again in 1966 and 1973. The huge gaping hole known … Continue reading

Butte Montana 1959 Miners Strike

Against the Anaconda Copper Company Harvey Richards filmed the Butte Montana 1959 Miners Strike in support of the miners on strike against Anaconda Copper Company.  He produced a film called Perch of the Devil to publicize the strike and the … 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

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi, USSR, 1961

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi 1961

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi Photo Gallery Visiting a vacation resort for the people, Sochi (the site of 2014 Winter Olympics) on the Black Sea in Russia in the summer of 1961 at age 17, I encountered a town … Continue reading

Giant Machinery Devours the Forest

What the Machinery Looked Like   During my life time, we have gone from celebrating the might of machinery in our domination of nature to weeping for the destruction it has caused in the midst of global warming. When my … Continue reading

Women and Children in Irkutsk, Siberia , 1961

A slice of life on a clear summer’s day We visited Siberia where we photographed women and children in Irkutsk, Siberia in the city and on farms and, at nearby Lake Baikal, a ferry boat ride. These photos were taken … Continue reading