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

Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

What Does a Segregated Society Look Like Photo Gallery from the Harvey Richards Media Archive With the help of my oldest grandson, Nicholas Richards, the Harvey Richards Media Archive has created a new photo gallery  “Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964.” The new … Continue reading

California Flood of 1965

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 1965 washed logging debris into the rivers and through coastal towns with … 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

Butte Miner’s Union No. 1 Strikes Anaconda Copper Company, 1959   Harvey Richards went to Butte Montana in the winter of 1959 to make a film in support of the miners on strike against Anaconda Copper Company.  He produced a … 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

Ferry Ride in Siberia on Lake Baikal,1961

Ferry Ride in Siberia: A Slice of Life, 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, … Continue reading