The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards
Written and compiled by Paul Richards
This book is FREE for CLASSROOM TEACHERS (plus cost of shipping). Teachers can request their free copy by placing an order here and indicating in the COMPANY field under Shipping Address the name of their school, grade level, and subject. Anyone else can order the book for $15 plus shipping directly from Estuary Press. Here is an explanation of why Paul Richards is offering to share this treasure trove of images.
While photographing, editing and producing 22 documentary ﬁlms about a variety of protest movements of the 1960s, Harvey Richards shot still photographs, mostly in black and white, to help publicize the events he filmed.
Critical Focus compiles his black and white images of California’s agribusiness, the peace and civil rights movements, the environmental movement and the devastation wreaked by the logging industry in the forests of the west coast.
It also includes photos from his trip the Soviet Union in 1961 with his wife Alice Richards and his son, Paul.
At the time Critical Focus was published in 1987, the full extent of his photographic collection was hidden in the file drawers of his study.
The photos in the book are those he developed and printed in his darkroom in the garage for use by the movements he photographed.