Eugene Richards, from series, ‘War is Personal, U.S.A.’

Eugene Richards’ work is informed by a clarity of vision and compassion. His silent and transparent approach translates into photographs that place us, as viewers, in moral and emotional spaces that are no longer safe or neutral. He brings our attention to matters that are more often than not left unattended, and now require action or engagement. I respect his work tremendously and think he is one of the most important of photographers. Thanks, Eugene Richards for all you do. I recommend taking a look at his web site, listening to this conversation in the WBUR archives of a wonderful program no longer being produced called The Connection, and watching this video of a talk he gave last year at the World Press Photo Awards ceremonies. Then buy all the books* by him that you can get your hands on.

*this link takes you to Amazon – I do not profit in any way from the process.