Matt Black has photographed over one hundred communities across 44 U.S. states for his project The Geography of Poverty. Recent works include The Dry Land, about the impact of drought on California’s agricultural communities, and The Monster in the Mountains, about the disappearance of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Matt is a contributor to the @everydayusa photographers’ collective and has produced video pieces for msnbc.com, Orion magazine, and The New Yorker. He was nominated to Magnum Photos in 2015 and received the W. Eugene Smith Award in 2015. In 2016, he received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was named a Senior Fellow at the Emerson Collective. Anastasia Photo gallery in New York represents his prints. (Photo shot in Calumet City, MI, USA, 2015.)


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