Critical Focus, by Paul Richards

Critical Focus, The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards


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written and compiled by Paul Richards, Ph.D.
104 pages, 123 photos
ISBN 0-9618725-0-0
LC 87-81720
1987, Estuary Press

Harvey Richards’ black and white images available in this photo book were shot while he was producing 22 documentary films about protest movements of the 1960s. His still photo images helped publicize the events he filmed and reflected his support for California farm workers, the peace and civil rights movements, the environmental movements of those times.

eBook Edition

The eBook contains more than the photos and text of the original 1987 book. The eBook edition of Critical Focus is a gateway to well over 1000 new photos and 22 documentary films by Harvey Richards available on the internet through the Harvey Richards Media Archive and Estuary Press. A new “List of Photographs” offers instant navigation to any photo in the eBook. “Endnotes” in the eBook contain links to the Harvey Richards Media Archive by subject.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher 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;


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