Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down – Eugene Richards

News,Random October 7, 2013 7:38 am

Eugene Richard’s latest project Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is currently being funded by donors via Kickstarter. The book sounds amazing – Mr. Richards revisits photographs that he took in Mississippi from his days as a VISTA volunteer in 1969 as well as newer images shot throughout years of visits back to the state, families and people he kept in touch with. A bit about the book:

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is about then and now, memory and change. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago and never printed are interwoven with recent color work and, in turn, a short story that relates my encounter with a tough-minded, impoverished delta woman but also addresses my own struggle with aging and mortality. Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a timely story, an experiment in bookmaking. But because the book speaks of what for some people are off-putting issues—race, poverty, and aging—I feel obliged to self-publish it.

-Eugene Richards via Kickstarter

Eugene Richards via Kickstarter

Eugene Richards via Kickstarter

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