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Critical Focus eBook

October 11, 2020

1960s Photography eBook https://estuarypress.com/estuary-press-home/media-archive-home/videos/Estuary Press has published an eBook edition of Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards. The eBook contains more than the photos and text of the original 1986 book. Now, Critical Focus is a gateway to well over 1000 new photos and 22 documentary films by Harvey Richards available […]

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History Is What My YouTube Channel Is About

October 11, 2020

Paul Richards YouTube Channel Video Intro https://estuarypress.com/estuary-press-home/media-archive-home/ussr-photography/https:/estuarypress.com/estuary-press-home/media-archive-home/ussr-photography/Three years ago, in 2011, I put the Paul Richards YouTube Channel to work with clips from 22 films from the Harvey Richards Media Archive. The idea was to add movie clips to the Archive web pages featuring the films so that people could see what […]

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Images of a Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

October 10, 2020

What Does a Segregated Society Look Like? “Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964” is gallery offering a selection taken from Harvey’s photography during his three trips to Mississippi during the years from 1959 to 1964. Images of a Segregated Society Harvey Richards went to the south during the 1960s civil rights era […]

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Willie B. Wazir Peacock Tells a Story

October 10, 2020

Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, March 1963 Willie B. Wazir Peacock tells a story of how he and Sam Block, his friend and fellow SNCC field secretary, were almost killed one dark night in March, 1963 in Greewood, Mississippi. It is a revealing story about the 1960’s in Mississippi, where attempting to register to vote […]

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Women and Children in Irkutsk, Siberia , 1961

October 10, 2020

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 during the filming A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part […]

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Farm Workers at Work in Root Crops, Cotton, Hay

October 10, 2020

Industrial Agriculture: Machines Take Over California Farm Workers at Work in Root Crops, Cotton, Hay n 1958, when Harvey Richards photographed farm workers at work in California’s central valley, California agriculture was undergoing a transformation from hand to machine work in many crops.   Not all crops, but certainly root […]

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Farm Workers at Work in Fruits and Vegetables

October 10, 2020

Industrial Farming from Hands to Machines, 1958-1964 Farm Workers at Work in Fruits and Vegetables In 1958, Harvey Richards toured the central valley of California photographing farming in many crops. This photo image gallery presents images of farm workers at work in fruits and vegetables. As part of his filming […]

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The Last Giant Redwoods Come Down

October 10, 2020

Unique Images of Giant Redwoods Being Logged Out The Last Giant Redwoods Come Down In the 1960’s, the last giant redwoods commercially available stands were being clear cut. Harvey Richards photographed the giants being cut, hauled, unloaded, stacked, debarked and milled at lumber mills in Humboldt County, California. Now, in […]

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Vietnam Day Committee November, 1965

October 10, 2020

Vietnam Day Committee Makes It to Oakland Vietnam Day Committee November March The Vietnam Day Committee November march again headed to Oakland a month after their first demonstration in October, 1965 was turned back by the Oakland Police.  This time the VDC obtained a permit to march through Oakland. However, […]

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Vietnam Day Committee October 1965 March

October 10, 2020

U.C. Berkeley Students Protest the Vietnam War Vietnam Day Committee October 1965 March The Berkeley Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) held two marches to protest the Vietnam war in 1965, one in October and the second in November. This post presents photo images gallery from the Vietnam Day Committee October first march to […]

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Primary Source Documentaries

October 10, 2020

The Story of How the Documentaries on Mississippi Voter Registration Drives Were Made. In 1963 and again in the spring of 1964, Harvey Richards made two trips into rural Mississippi to make documentaries in support of civil rights movement activists working on the voter registration campaigns of SNCC and the […]

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Archive Licensing History, 1987-2013

October 10, 2020

Licensing History and Media Archive Outreach (Link to License History List) Licensing history began as soon as Harvey Richards’ active career as a photographer ended in the late 1970’s. Even before he stopped shooting film, demands arose from other film makers and media producers who wanted to include his footage and images […]

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Mechanized Poison: Chemicals in California Agriculture 1958-65

October 10, 2020

Poisons in California Agriculture: A Capital Input for Profit Mechanized Poison in California Agriculture Just as agribusiness turned to mechanization of planting, watering and harvesting to reduce labor costs and increase profits, so too did it turn to chemical pesticide poisons in California agriculture derived from oil.  Widespread use of petrochemicals […]

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Civil Rights Movement Leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr, 50 years later

October 10, 2020

At a recent fund raiser for Young People’s Project, civil rights movement leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr. received copies of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards (Estuary Press, 1987) and this photograph was taken. Estuary Press has made Critical Focus, by Paul Richards, available to the Zinn Education […]

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November 15, 1969 Vietnam War Moratorium

October 10, 2020

Vietnam War Moratorium World Wide Protest San Francisco Moratorium Peace March occurred on November 15, 1969. As part of world wide Vietnam war moratorium, the San Francisco Moratorium Peace March occurred on November 15, 1969.  Large demonstrations occurred around the country and the world including 500,000 in Washington, D.C.  The […]

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Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA): Resist War

October 10, 2020

Committee for Non-Violent Action at Oakland Army Base, 1965 In June, 1965, the Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA) picketed and sat in at the Oakland Army Base where soldiers were being deployed to Vietnam.  They requested that they be allowed to visit the soldiers and give them gifts and well wishes, […]

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Peace and HUAC Anti-Communist Crusade

October 10, 2020

Peace and HUAC, Vietnam War Escalation After HUAC’s debacle in San Francisco when its 1960 hearings ended with fire hoses washing demonstrators down the steps of city hall, HUAC moved its witch hunt to Los Angeles where the anti-communists crusaders continued their efforts to purge Hollywood of non conformists and dissenters.  Harvey […]

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Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story

October 10, 2020

Film Clip from “We’ll Never Turn Back” by Harvey Richards We’ll Never Turn Back contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in Mississippi in 1963. Fannie Lou Hamer tells her story of being evicted from […]

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The Photographic Adventures of Harvey Richards

October 10, 2020

How It All Began The timeline presents the photographic adventures of Harvey Richards which began in 1957 when  the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) sent Harvey a subpoena. It was the last straw in a series of persecutions that changed Harvey’s life and pointed him in a new direction. It started […]

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California Farm Workers in the Winter of 1964

October 10, 2020

California Farm Workers in the Winter of 1964 Harvey Richards took this photo on New Years Day, January 1, 1964 in Stockton, California.  Big businesses in agriculture love migrant workers who can pick a crop and move on.  Where did they go after the crops were picked in 1964? (And […]

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