Richards, Eugene

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Eugene Richards. Born April 25, 1944, in Dorchester, MA; married Dorothea Lynch (a reporter; died, 1983); married Janine Altongy (a writer, video editor, and documentary film producer). Education: Northeastern University, B.A., 1967; graduate study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Career: Photojournalist, director, and publisher. Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, instructor of photography, 1974-76; Union College, Schenectady, NY, instructor of photography, 1977; Maine Photo Workshop, Rockport, ME, artist in residence, 1977-78; International Center of Photography, New York, NY, artist in residence, 1978- 79; Many Voices, Brooklyn, NY, codirector. Work exhibited in various galleries and museums, including Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Addison Gallery of American Art, and J.B. Speed Art Museum. Work included in various exhibitions, including We the People, 1975, and Fourteen New England Photographers, 1978. Also VISTA volunteer, 1968, and cofounder of RESPECT, Inc., a private social agency providing food and clothing to the West Memphis black community. Awards: National Endowment for the Arts grants, 1974, 1980; Massachusetts Artists Foundation grant, 1978; Massachusetts Artists Foundation fellowship, 1979; Guggenheim fellowship in photography, 1980; Book of the Year Award, Nikon, 1986, for Exploding into Life; Infinity Award for outstanding accomplishment in photographic reporting, International Center of Photography, 1987, for Below the Line: Living Poor in America; Canon Photo Essay Award, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), 1989; award of excellence, American College of Emergency Physicians, 1989, for The Knife and Gun Club: Scenes from an Emergency Room; Leica Medal of Excellence, 1990, for series of photographs on drug abuse in Philadelphia; Kraszna-Krausz Award for Photogenic Innovation, 1994, for Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation fellowship, 1997; Best Short Film, DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Award, Hope Film Festival, and Eastman Kodak Cinematographer Award, 2000, all for but, the day came; NPPA/Nikkon Documentary Sabbatical, 2002; Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, Carter Center, 2002-03.

From the description of Eugene Richards : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 701414007

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creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Woman with upraised arms [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
creatorOf RICHARDS, EUGENE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Two boys fishing off of a bridge [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Richards, Eugene : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Richards, Eugene : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Eugene Richards : Artist File. International Center of Photography
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Election Defeat, Marianna [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Two men and a mule [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum 20th-century history of photography collection, 1900-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Piano in church [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
creatorOf Richards, Eugene. Man playing electric guitar and singing [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
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United States
Poor--Pictorial works
Photography, Artistic
Drug abuse--Pictorial works
Documentary photography


Birth 1944-04-25





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