The Stump Makers (1963)

Deforestation of the West Coast: Uncontrolled Corporations at Work This brief clip of cutting down an ancient tree comes from The Stump Makers (1963), a 22 minute film made by Harvey Richards during the height of the deforestation of the … Continue reading

Freedom Bound: Faces and Voices

Civil Rights in Mississippi in 1963 Freedom Bound: Voices and Faces from Paul Richards on Vimeo. This one minute video consists of clips from Harvey Richards’ film Freedom Bound. Freedom Bound is the film that Harvey made after his trip to Mississippi … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Burning His Draft Card

In Front of the Oakland Army Induction Center, December, 1967 The Harvey Richard Media Archive has been very active lately, receiving growing interest around the the country and the world from people interested in our history, and especially in our … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez During the March to Sacramento, 1966 In March, 1966, the United Farm Workers Association under the leadership of Cesar Chavez, organized a 300 mile long march from Delano to Sacramento, California, to create support for the farm workers … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: HUAC and Ralph Fasanella Exhibit

Smithsonian Museum Acquires Harvey Richards Photo From May 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will have an exhibit on “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget”.  The exhibit is curated by their “folk and self-taught art” department. … 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

Photo of the Day: Harvey Richards Out in the Desert

Harvey Richards’ Chevy van Harvey Richards photographed northern California and Oregon from his van.  With the photograhy platform on top, his equipment and personal gear in back, he traveled alone through the back roads of the west. Sometimes, he camped … Continue reading

Guatemala 1959

Irrigating by Hand In 1959, Harvey Richards spent some time in Guatemala photographing people and places, including these photos of three men irrigating a vegetable garden by hand. Today, in the age of industrial farming and mechanization, these images remind us … Continue reading