Eugene Richards, 1981 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant Recipient

Eugene Richards of New York was awarded the 1981 W. Eugene Smith grant to complete a photographic study of a hospital emergency ward, where the most sophisticated medical techniques confront, with compassion, the most violent aspects of society. His books include “The Knife and Gun Club: Scenes from An Emergency Room,” “Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue” and “Exploding Into Life.”