Friday, October 28, 2016

Eugene Richards at the Bronx Documentary Center

Honorary Southern Photographer Eugene Richards has a show of work from his Below the Line: Living Poor in America portfolio up now at the new Bronx Documentary Center through November 6th, 2016. 

Images from this body of work were published by Richards in a book of the same name from Consumers Union in 1987, available here.

Richards' work is among the most compelling documentary photography being made these days, and much of his work is made in the American South. 

This includes all the images in this blog post, which are part of the show at the Bronx Documentary Center.

We most recently recently caught up with Richards' work on the occasion of the publication of his most recent book, Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down, (go to our blog post on this book, here). 

That book shows Richards transitioning to color photography. Good to be reminded with this show of his remarkable vision as a B+W photographer with this work chiefly from the 1980's.

For more on Richards, and on the images in the show now up at the Bronx Documentary Center, check out this interview with Richards in the online e-zine Interview Magazine, here. 

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