From southern Mexico to rural California, Matt Black documents the social issues of modern farming and the effects of one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.
Matt Black began photographing the small towns and expansive farmlands of California’s Central Valley for nearly 20 years. A native of that vast agricultural area that runs nearly the entire length of the state, Matt says he began to notice a shift in the people working the fields around his home town.
Featured today on the New York Times Lens Blog, David Gonzalez writes about Ed Kashi’s documentary project, Island of Widows about Nicaragua’s kidney disease crisis.
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking, and personal projects, Kashi is an educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums, and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia storytelling.
“I’m driven by this fact: that the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world,” says Kashi.
From National Geographic Photographers Expound on the Power of Photography I am a South African who lives abroad, based in a place far from my own country. They say you carry your land in your heart, but it’s not true—you forget what makes your country unique if you spend too much time away. I experienced […]
Alexa Dilworth, Publishing Director and Senior Editor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS), was one of the judges at PhotoPhilanthrophy’s Activist’s Awards live judging here at The Image Flow in January.
She has written an honest and thought provoking blog for PhotoPhilanthropy about her experience as a judge and some of the challenges she encountered.
How does a photographer create a body of work that viewers can really see, take in with an awakened sensibility, and be engaged enough with to act, to answer a call to action?