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Geography of Poverty
March 13, 2019
by Matt Black
A selection of works from the American photographer’s epic documentation of poverty across the U.S goes on show

Matt Black’s ongoing project The Geography of Poverty, looks at designated “poverty areas” — with poverty rates of above 20 per cent as defined by the US census—and examines the conditions of powerlessness, prejudice, and pragmatism among America’s poor. Having travelled 100,000 miles across 46 American states—and Puerto Rico—he has found that, rather than being anomalies, these communities are woven into the fabric of the country, as much a reality as the so-called American Dream.

This exhibition is the first presentation of the project in Europe. A selection of more than 20 prints, many of them in large format, offers a panorama of the five cross-country trips made since 2014. An updated map, made by photographer, will demonstrate the scale of the project.

To view Matt Black’s exhibition images click here

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