Photo Images

Harvey Richards Photo Image Galleries

Photo galleries are grouped by subject below. Click on an image in any subject area to view the gallery.

Farm Worker Images


Civil Rights Images


Peace Movement Images


Environmental Images


Soviet Union Images


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Harvey Richards, 1967. Photograph by Alice Richards.

The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains thousands of photo images that Harvey shot during the years from 1957 to 1980.  Many hundreds of his images are presented on this web site in photo image galleries.  His photographic career began in 1958 with a Leica 35 mm camera and then expanded with his acquisition of two Hasselblad 120 mm cameras.  In more than 20 years of photographing, Harvey Richards created a rich portrait of the world he witnessed and the values he espoused. Currently, in August, 2013, there are 23 galleries with 1000 photos available for viewing on this web site.  You can explore these galleries through the drop down menus or clicking on the links below.  More galleries are being added weekly which will appear on the drop down menu’s as they are available.  Check back often to see the latest additions to the Archive web site.

His photographic legacy is presented in these pages:

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Harvey’s Van, 1982, in the mountains of the West Coast.

The vast bulk of the collection centers on the political movements he chose to support with his photos and films.  The rest were taken along the way and increasingly, as he got older, reflected his preferences for the wilderness and forests of northern California and Oregon.

To purchase or license the use of the photos, please contact Paul Richards though the Contact Us link on the menu at the top of the page.  Photographs are available as digital downloads or as prints.

All images appearing in the Harvey Richards Media Archive web site are the exclusive property of Paul Richards and are protected under the United States and International Copyright laws. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted, or manipulated without the express written permission of Paul Richards. Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of United States and International Copyright laws.

Buy or license the use of these photos. All images are copyrighted © Paul Richards 2001-2013.

About the Harvey Richards Media Archive: The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social justice upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation in western forests, and mines among other subjects.  All of his 22 films are available for streaming, downloading and as DVDs. The interest and demand for his images has continued to grow along with the interest in the legacy of the 1960’s political and cultural upsurge. Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive video and photo image collections.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photos of Harvey Wilson Richards (1987), and of Nicaragua Way by Nina Serrano and Heart Suite, a trilogy of three books of poetry by Nina Serrano. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of the social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, or visit for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577;

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

A recently discovered reel of film of the December 1965 northern California flood.

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