On the occasion of its 5th anniversary in October 2016, the Bronx Documentary Center, New York, presents “Below the Line: Living Poor in America” by Eugene Richards. On view October 1 through November 6, 2016.
The exhibition will feature more than two dozen black and white photographs from Richards's seminal project that depicts the extent of poverty in the United States in the mid 1980s. The project garnered Richards the 1987 International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Photographic Reportage.
Published by Consumer Reports Books in 1987, “Below the Line: Living Poor in America” consisted of taped interviews and photographs made by Richards during a seven-month journey across America in 1986 visiting poor rural and urban communities in eleven states from Massachusetts to Wyoming.
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 Grant in Humanistic Photography, 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, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others.
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