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.
Part 1 of an Interview with Ed Kashi
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.