Photographer Matt Black 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.
He received the W. Eugene Smith Award for his work on poverty in 2015. In 2016, he received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was named a Senior Fellow at the Emerson Collective. In 2018, received another Robert F. Kennedy Award for his work on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He is an associate member of the Magnum Photos agency.