Two Large Mural Images by Harvey Richards now on Display
The Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, California, this month, December, 2017, has installed a second 10 foot tall mural from images in the Harvey Richards Media Archive. This second image is of the arrival of the March on Sacramento of April, 1966 at the Capitol Square. The Land Is Rich, one of four farm worker film by Richards, tells the story of the spring 1966 March to Sacramento by the United Farm Workers. Richards photo images were taken during the march. The film also recounts the strike wave that preceded it, including the grape strike of 1965.
The first mural sized image exhitibed by the Cesar Chavez National Monument was installed in March, 2017. This image, along with many others, is displayed on the Farm Workers On Strike gallery in the Harvey Richards Media Archive web site.
The Smithsonian was the first institution to use the work of Harvey Richards in a mural sized exhibit when his iconic image of Dolores Huerta taken in September, 1965 was displayed at the Dolores Huerta: One Life show in 2015. In the photo displayed here, Dolores Huerta stands in front of the image welcoming viewers to the Smithsonian exhibit.
For more Harvey Richards farm worker photography of the 1960s, see https://hrmediaarchive.estuarypress.com/california-farm-wo…/