Eugene Richards Wins Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography
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The brilliant, compassionate photographer, Eugene Richards will receive $20,000 and collaborative support from Getty Images photo editors as he pursues his documentary photography projects.
He began work on â€œWar is Personalâ€ in 2006 as a series of photo and text essays focused on the lives of people in the US whoâ€™d been profoundly affected by the war in Iraq. Eugeneâ€™s grant will be used to move the project forward in the coming months. â€œEight photographic essays are now completed,â€ he commented. â€œWith the assistance of a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, I will undertake at least seven more.â€ At the completion of the project there will be a book and a multimedia piece that interposes photographs with personal writings and interviews to advance the dialogue on the Iraq war. Based in New York, Eugene is a noted photojournalist, writer and filmmaker.
We met Mr. Richards last year at the Lucie Awards where he was honored with a Documentarian Achievement award.
Here is the interview: