Resource March 26, 2015

Meet the Journalist: Matt Black

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On September 26, 2014, forty-three Mexican students were abducted and presumed killed in Iguala, a...

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A street in Moyotepec, Guerrero. Over a quarter of Guerrero’s population has migrated to the United States. Image by Matt Black. Mexico, 2014.

Photojournalist Matt Black explores the social landscape in Guerrero, Mexico, in the aftermath of the kidnapping of 43 students on September 26, 2014. In reporting on the political and social fabric of Guerrero, the country's second poorest and most violent state, he notes that that when residents searched for their missing children they discovered hidden graves for as many as 400 other persons. He also finds that hope for the next generation has been "snuffed out."

Matt's work draws attention to the way the U.S. contributes to the violence across the border. "This is a story of us, not just of them somewhere over there," he says.

Video by Uwe H. Martin and Frauke Huber: Bombay Flying Club / www.bombayfc.com

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