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 “Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964” is new gallery offering a selection of previously unpublished images from Harvey’s photography during his three trips to Mississippi during the years from 1959 to 1964.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

Photo of the Day: Tripod in a Miners’ Union Hall

In the winter of 1959, Harvey Richards was in Butte, Montana with his camera and tripod in a miners’ union hall making a film to help the miner’s strike effort against Anaconda Copper Company.  He was photographing strikers lined up … 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

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

Photo of the Day: Veteran in Mississippi, 1959

Hopes Betrayed: Veterans Return to Mississippi Segregation In 1959, Harvey Richards went on a photographic journey that took him through the southern U.S. and three countries in Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia.  Using a 35 mm Leica camera, he … Continue reading

Factory Farms

1959, 37 minutes, color, DV  Factory Farms from the Organizer’s Point of View California farm workers caught the attention of Harvey Richards early in his photographic career. Working with unionists and pro-union activists, Harvey toured the central valley of California … Continue reading