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The Resource A procession of them, Eugene Richards

A procession of them, Eugene Richards

Label
A procession of them
Title
A procession of them
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Richards
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In some countries, they call them the "abandonados," the abandoned ones. They're the impoverished mentally ill and mentally disabled patients being warehoused in psychiatric asylums that are more run-down, more uncaring than the most brutal American prisons. Confined in cage-like cells, tied to beds soiled with human waste, medicated to the point of senselessness, or wandering naked in unheated and garage-like wards, they live in what can only be called the shadows, their plight unseen and too easily ignored by the rest of the human family. Working first as a journalist, later as a volunteer for the human rights organization Mental Disability Rights International, photographer Eugene Richards gained access to psychiatric institutions in Mexico, Argentina, Armenia, Hungary, Paraguay, and Kosovo. His wrenchingly intimate images reveal the often inhumane treatment suffered by the mentally disabled. Offered little that would qualify as effective care, patients are denied even the most basic human amenities: privacy, protection from harm, clean clothing. Accompanying the book, A Procession of Them, is a DVD of a short film of the same name. Directed and narrated by Richards, this unique and expressionistic film speaks of the chaos, claustrophobia, and loneliness of these living hells. Making us face some hard truths, A Procession of Them drives home the point that when it comes to the plight of the mentally disabled, "no one much cares." As Richards concludes, it's "as if there is a kind of worldwide agreement that once people are classified as mentally ill or mentally retarded, you're free to do to them what you want.""--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.936221
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR681.P76
LC item number
R53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The William and Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere
Label
A procession of them, Eugene Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Accompanying DVD in sleeve inside lower cover
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).
Control code
216941078
Dimensions
23 cm. +
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780292719101
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017177
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216941078
Label
A procession of them, Eugene Richards
Publication
Note
Accompanying DVD in sleeve inside lower cover
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).
Control code
216941078
Dimensions
23 cm. +
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780292719101
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017177
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216941078

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