The original Dorchester Days is a classic self-published edition, chronicling life in Eugene Richards' home
town of Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the 1970s.
Although all the photographs are taken within a few streets of each other, the book represents a snapshot
of small town America in the 1970s, and as such has a far more wide-reaching resonance. Racial tension,
violence, poverty and crime: it is a powerful portrayal of a town and a nation in a state of transition and
In this new and revised edition Richards reorders and expands the book from the original edition, tackling
subjects such as racism and the Ku Klux Klan head-on in a way that he did not feel able to pursue at the
time of the original publication.