The Hidden Photobooks: Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue

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Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue

Eugene Richards

Aperture, New York 1994


“Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue”, Eugene Richards’ documentary of the problems facing the drug-flooded communities of East New York, North Philadelphia, and Brooklyn’s Red Hook Housing Project, was “The Wire” before “The Wire”

Presented here in stark black and white are the brutal poverty, the violence, the garbage, the narcotics, and those unfortunate enough to be in their thrall.… Read more