As he was studying in the classes of photographer Minor White at the MIT, Eugene Richards was invited by the American government to join Vista (Volunteers in Service to America) in order to help people improve their lives in impoverished environments. He accepted and was sent to Arkansas to work as a health care advocate and immersed himself in the local culture where he discovered the strength of racism. He thus decided to mingle with the black population and one morning woke up beaten and suffering near total amnesia. Surely did this personal experience fuel his intense vision and commitment to documenting the plight of the deprived should they be handling with poverty, drug addiction, health issues or the consequences of war. He depicts harsh narratives with a powerful sense of reality and kindness, inviting viewers to go deeper in the understanding of the subjects and thus making it hard to look away even when he beautifully photographs his wife, Dorothea Lynch’s battle against cancer.