Photographer Eugene Richards has chronicled poverty, drug addiction, aging and death. He's documented emergency room medicine, his first wife's struggle with cancer and the toll of river blindness and pediatric AIDS.
The former member of the Magnum photo agency has received just about every award given to photojournalists, published numerous books, and produced several short films.
There's an urgency to the style and subject matter of his work, which makes his recent photographs of abandoned structures in the West and Midwest seem, at first, a dramatic departure. The series is also his first body of work in color.Read the complete review in The Los Angeles Times.