Richard Saunders is one of the few Bermudian photographers to have earned international acclaim and recognition for his work.His work appeared in leading publications such as Life, the New York Times, Paris-Match, Fortune, Look, Ebony and Ladies’ Home Journal and the United States Information Agency’s magazine Topic, which was geared towards African audiences. Henry Kissinger, Leonard Bernstein, Malcolm X, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, author James Baldwin and singer James Brown were just some of the famous figures Saunders captured on film.His work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Bermuda Archives and the Bermuda National Gallery.
Images courtesy Bermuda National Gallery
Richard Saunders:A unique world focus
Malcolm X (third from left) with Elijah Muhammad and Muslim Dignitaries, 1950s.
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