Eugene Richards is an editorial and advertising photographer, a dedicated and skilled teacher, an author and filmmaker. After years as an activist and social worker, he began working in the journalistic and documentary traditions of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank. He has completed assignments for LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, TIME and other prominent magazines in this country and abroad. The recipient of a W. Eugene Smith Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, several NEA grants, the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award and the Canon Photo Essay Award, Eugene has three times been named Magazine Photographer of the Year. His recent books include Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue and Americans We. A reprint of his now classic Dorchester Days has been published this year, and his latest book is Eugene Richards:55 (Phaidon, 2001). His short film but, the day came has received several film festival documentary jury awards. His most recent book co-authored by Janine Altongy, Through the Ashes, received a Golden Light Book Award in 2002 for the Best Collaborative Project between writer and photographer. Gene has taught at the Workshops since 1978.