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Eugene Richards. Photo Credit: Jocelyn Bain Hogg.

Our 100th Episode! This is the first of our Masters Episodes in which we will speak with the giants, masters of their craft, the inspirations, mentors and great ones.

In celebration, our 100th episode is a conversation with the great Eugene Richards, truly a master of his craft. After earning a degree in English from Northeastern University, Richards began studying photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Minor White. Richards’ career since has included filmmaking and documenting poverty, rural life, breast cancer, an emergency room, and much more. A particularly notable work of Richards is 1994’s Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue, the rawness of which got him blacklisted for daring to show the real impact of crack cocaine. Contributing to Richards’ esteem are his memberships to both Magnum Photos and VII Photo and numerous awards that include his 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award in 1981.

 

Cover of In This Brief Life.

In September 2023, Richards released his 17th book, In This Brief Life, which contains over 50 years of unseen work (spanning his entire career to the present day). Signed copies of In This Brief Life are available for purchase here.  And listen in as we have BREAKING NEWS about his next 2 books!!

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