Matt Black is the 2015 Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant

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Matt Black, USA, Tulare, California, Birds, 2014 (2015.38.3)

Tulare, CA. The population is 59,278 and 21.4% live below the poverty level.

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Matt Black, USA, York, Pennslyvania, Rainstorm, 2015 (2015.38.8)

York, PA. The population is 43,718 and 37.1% live below the poverty level.

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Matt Black, USA, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, Backyard, 2015 (2015.38.6)

Doña Ana County, NM. The population is 209,233 and 27% live below the poverty level.

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Matt Black, USA, Buffalo, New York, Shuttered Train Terminal, 2015 (2015.38.11)

Buffalo, NY. The population is 261,310 and 30.7% live below the poverty level.

Tonight is the 37th annual W. Eugene Smith Grant and awards presentation.
More information on the W. Eugene Smith Fund can be found on their website. Fansinaflashbulb blog posts about the W. Eugene Smith Fund can be found by clicking this link.

Matt Black is the 2015 recipientThis is the photographer’s website.

There are 46 million people living in poverty in the U.S. Since the year 2000, the number of people living in communities of ‘concentrated poverty’ has doubled,” Black explains. “The Geography of Poverty combines geo-tagged images with census data to map and document these communities across the U.S.
Source: smithfund.org

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One Response to Matt Black is the 2015 Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant

  1. Congratulations to Mr. Black and thanks to him for highlighting the disgraceful and precipitous rise in poverty in the richest country on the planet!

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