Feature - The Geography of Poverty - California’s Central Valley
The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project by photographer Matt Black that combines geotagged photographs with census data to map and document poor communities in the US. Begun in California’s Central Valley, home to some of the nation’s most impoverished communities, the project includes a three-and-a-half month,18,000-mile journey across the US documenting America’s poorest places.
According to the Census Bureau’s measure of poverty —$11,490 annual income for one person or $23,550 for a family of four — over 45 million people qualify as poor in the US. At the same time, the...