Date of Lecture: 1986-02-14
Eugene Richards is a renowned photojournalist, author, filmmaker and a member of Magnum. He has published several award winning books including Below the Line: Living Poor in America (1987) and The Knife and Gun Club: Scenes from an Emergency Room (1989). He has completed assignments for LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, TIME and other prominent publications in North America and abroad.
Richards’ Cocaine True Cocaine Blue (1994) created an immediate sensation with its unflinching portrayal of the crack cocaine epidemic in New York and Philadelphia. For his dedication to exposing the frequently overlooked social problems of contemporary America, Richards has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the ICP award for journalism and the W. Eugene Smith Foundation award. His latest book, Eugene Richards: 55 was published by Phaidon Press in 2001 and his now classic Dorchester Days was recently reissued. Also working with film, his but, the day came (2000) has received several film festival documentary awards.
Eugene Richards also spoke on November 15, 1991 and February 11, 1982.