Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
About the photographer
One of the world's foremost documentary photographers, Eugene Richards has received many of photography's prestigious honors, including the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Leica Medal of Excellence, the Leica Oskar Bamack Award, the Olivier Rebbot Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Journalism Award for the coverage of the disadvantaged. He has published thirteen books, including Dorchester Days; Exploding into Life; Americans We; Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue; and The Fat Baby. Richards's photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, National Geographic, Time, the New Yorker, People, and Life.
Newcity Art —"As Chicago’s premier space for showcasing contemporary critical social photo-documentary,
the Gage Gallery has come up with another searing exhibition..."
Gapers Block Website —"Eugene Richards, an award winning documentary photographer, does not allow
the trauma of this situation to escape the eyes and hearts of viewers."
Chicago Art Magazine —"In every picture though, he [Richards] equates that person’s life to your own.
To me, in Richards’s photographs, I see such raw emotion and imagery that I am terrified that what is
happening in the picture, could happen to me. I can’t remember ever feeling this way before while looking
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Communication with generous financial support from Susan B. Rubnitz, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation.