Earlier this week I received my copy of Eugene Richards’s new book Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down after supporting his Kickstarter campaign. I supported his campaign because Richards is one of my favorite working documentary photographers who is doing what I believe is some of the most important work out there. In gradate school, I was lucky to have the opportunity to have dinner with Richards thanks to Magnum’s Eli Reed being my professor. It was an inspiring experience. All of Richards’s books (many of which self-published) are filled cover-to-cover with powerful photographs that remain in your memory. One of my favorite books of his that is sitting on my shelf is 2010’s War Is Personal, which is “an examination of the consequences of the Iraq War.” Here are a few images from that incredible body of work.