Cocaine true, cocaine blue, Volume 3

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Aperture, 1994 - Medical - 157 pages
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A compelling portrait of three communities penetrated by drugs and isolation: East New York, North Philadelphia, and the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, New York.

With a chilling and informative afterword by Dr. Stephen W. Nicholas, who works as a pediatric AIDS physician in Harlem, Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue reveals how first steps toward solutions to overcome the drug trade have actually contributed to public denial and further isolation of the trapped communities. Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue is a history of our times, a compelling, terrifying document that will educate us and promote dialogue, a first step toward affecting change.

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User Review  - ecataldi - LibraryThing

Hands down the most compelling and chilling photo documentary I've ever encountered. This images will haunt you. Eugene Richards captures the crack epidemic in three impoverished neighborhoods; Red ... Read full review


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Richards studied photography with Minor White after completing a degree in English and Journalism. Since 1973 he has worked as a freelance editorial photographer for such publications as Life and The New York Times Magazine. In 1981, he became a full member of the photographers' cooperative Magnum. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Lifetime Achievement.