Eugene Richards is a photographer, writer, and documentary filmmaker who has authored seventeen books, the most recent being War Is Personal (Many Voices Press, 2010), a documentation in words and pictures of the human consequences of the Iraq war, and Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down (Many Voices Press, 2014), which speaks of life in the Arkansas Delta decades ago and today. Among numerous honors, Mr. Richards has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, an International Center of Photography Infinity Award, and the Kraszna-Krausz Award for Photographic Innovation in Books. His photographs are represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the International Center of Photography, Centre Pompidou, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the New York Public Library, among others. (Photo shot in Crawfordsville, AR, USA, 2010. Photo sponsors: Rederick and Beverly Henderson.)

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