Downtown Laredo, Texas, USA. 2018. by Matt Black
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Matt Black
Statement from Matt Black on the back of print "Downtown Laredo, Texas, USA. 2018."
"To be hidden is to be overlooked, betrayed, sold out. I've photographed hidden communities all over the United States, believing that this work can questions injustice and confront the powerful. Sometimes, doing this work is a matter of seeking what has not been seen before. Other times, it's just seeing what's been thre all along."
Matt Black is from California’s Central Valley, an agricultural region in the heart of the state. His work has explored the connections between migration, poverty, agriculture, and the environment in his native rural California and in southern Mexico. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
He has traveled over 100,000 miles across 46 U.S. states for his project The Geography of Poverty. Other 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. Both of these projects, accompanied by short films, were published by The New Yorker.
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