Matt Black is an American photographer, member of the Magnum Photos agency since 2015 (« Full Member » in 2019). He received a World Press Photo in 1994 and a grant from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in 2015.
Black is from California's Central Valley, a rural, agricultural area in the heart of the state where he still resides. He started photography working at his hometown newspaper.
His work is centered on the themes of geography, inequality, migrations, agriculture and the environment, in his native region and in related or neighboring places such as Mexico. His photography essays have been published in importants magazines and websites such as The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, VICE, or Mother Jones.
In 2015, he published in newsprint format his series "Geography of Poverty". In 2021, he published his first photobook "American Geography", with Thames & Hudson (English version) and Atelier EXB (French version).
© Portrait (uncredited) taken from the Magnum Photos website
.Both editions (English & French) are indicated as Sold out by their respective publishers! The French edition will soon see a second printing, but we do not know about the English edition at this point in time (Jan. 3rd, 2022). Presentation by Thames & Hudson [publisher of the English edition] : " American Geography is the visual record of Magnum...