Eugene Richards

Below the Line: Living Poor in America
by Christiane Bird
Publisher's Description
With this exploration of the realities of contemporary American poverty, Magnum photographer Eugene Richards has produced a photo-essay in the tradition of the finest of the classic photo-documentaries of the thirties through the sixties. "In 150 unforgettable photographs Richards captures the hopelessness of urban youth, the struggle of midwestern farmers, the squalor of day-to-day existence for Mexican-American immigrants living in Texas border towns. The men and women of Shantytown on New York City's Lower East Side, a 15-year-old Chicago girl with two children, a Korean War vet and ex-Green Beret living in a Boston shelter--these people tell their stories in 14 essays culled from more than one hundred hours of interviews, accompanied by Richards' exceptional portraits."--the publisher.
ISBN: 0890430624
Publisher: Consumer Reports Books
Hardcover : 218 pages
Language: English
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