I was drawn to this work by Eugene Richards because of his use of black and white documentary photography, which in a way reminded me of the black and white film photographs I shot despite the content being different.
The work is a social document of his hometown of Dorchester in Massachusets. It is a deeply personal look at the tight-knit, working class community in which he was born and raised.
“An honest, gritty, and searing view of urban America not long after the mass exodus to the suburbs was complete but before the rebirth and gentrification of American cities began.” (The New York Photo Festival)
I think that the photo’s do look very honest, like Eugene was set back, observing and capturing things truthfully as they happened.