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Matt Black
USA, b. 1970 (Associate)
Featured Essays
Dec 18, 2017
(How should society deal with controversial monuments that bear testimony to a difficult past? Matt Black provides a photographic meditation on relics of Communism.)

The late Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel-prize-winning Polish poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, engaged with ideas surrounding Central and Eastern Europe’s history in living memory. In his 1980 Nobel lecture, Milosz considered how “a... More...
Oct 2, 2017
Magnum photographers Matt Stuart and Antoine D’Agata will lead two individual workshops in Bangkok for photographers looking to improve their narrative and storytelling in their own.

The workshop is aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, who are interested in narrative and storytelling and looking to take the next step in their development.

Each applicant will... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 30, 2016
The third of photographer Matt Black’s cross-country trips, for his ongoing project the Geography of Poverty, took him on a journey of 23,000 miles across 22 states. From farm towns in Central California and ranching communities Oregon, across Native American reservations on the Great Plains, to the political convention cities of Cleveland, Ohio, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the project took the... More...
Jul 20, 2016
In January and February 2016, photographer Matt Black crossed the United States by Greyhound bus, continuing his Geography of Poverty series. Tracing a route that never crossed the poverty line, he traversed 3,317 miles between Calexico, California, and Bangor, Maine, passing through 18 states and making stops in ten cities with poverty rates of above 20%.
Today, 45 million people live below the poverty... More...
Jul 20, 2016
As the world is witnessing massive migrations, Matt Black documented the supply chain of international humanitarian aid. Matt Black first photographed the logistic in Dubai's massive warehouses, operated by UNHCR (the hub for receiving and dispatching the supplies) and then the delivery of the international aid in South Sudan, a country created in 2011 who is facing continuous conflicts since its inception.... More...