Dorchester Days

A photographic portrait of small town America in the 1970s.

Text by Eugene Richards


Price: USD$39.95 USD$20.00



  • A photographic portrait of the blue-collar Boston neighbourhood where the highly respected American documentary photographer Eugene Richards came of age
  • A respected classic, originally self-published in 1978, that has been reordered and expanded in this new edition to include many previously unpublished photographs
  • A personal portrayal of small-town America in the 1970s, in a state of transition and decline
  • Tackles subjects such as racial tension, violence, poverty and crime with rare insight

In The Press
'I can go places in the world, but the lessons you learn stay at home with you.' (The Dorchester Reporter)

About the author(s)
Eugene Richards (b.1944) is the one reportage photographer who, tellingly, is most intensely and consistently revered by other reportage photographers. On the basis of his Dorchester Days he became a member of Magnum Photos in 1978, but left in 1994 to work independently. His style has set the standard and the trend for leading photojournalists such as James Nachtwey and Gilles Peress. A former social worker, there is a political edge to his work, and his treatment of hard-hitting subject matter demonstrates a distinctive and compelling compositional style, combined with an extraordinary ability to get under the skin of his subjects. Accepted and trusted widely, he puts us in the front row of his subjects' fascinating lives.


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