Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue. Photographs and Journal by Eugene Richards. Additional reporting by Edward Barnes. Afterword by Dr. Stephen W. Nicholas. Poem by Danny J. First edition. Hardbound with dust jacket. 116 duotone illustrations. Aperture, New York, 1994. 160 pp.
Acclaimed photographer Eugene Richards goes where other photojournalists will not. His work is closer, tougher, and filled with integrity and compassion. Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue, focuses on the embattled inhabitants of three urban neighborhoods and reveals the often ignored plight of minority citizens who are forced to live in communities where crack traffic is the primary economic activity. This book is a history of our times, a frightening document of complex human drama that educates while challenging the fundamental conceptions we all have about drug users and the drug world.
Dust jacket somewhat edge worn and rubbed with two 1/8" tears; base of spine bumped; text block slightly cocked; price sticker residue on flypaper; otherwise Fine.