Photographer Matt Black's "The Geography of Poverty" is on display at Anastasia Photo in New York Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, November 1.
The digital documentary project combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US. In the summer of 2015 Black embarked on a three-month cross-country trip to explore, document, and spark discussion about contemporary poverty and growing income inequality in the US.
According to the Census Bureau’s measure of poverty—$11,490 annual income for a person or $23,550 for a family of four—over 45 million people qualify as poor in the US, the largest number seen in the 50 years for which poverty data have been published. At the same time the share of income going to the top one percent of the population has more than doubled since the 1970s, rising from nine percent in 1976 to 20 percent in 2011. At the very top, the richest 0.1 percent’s share of the national wealth has tripled, rising from seven percent in 1979 to 22 percent in 2012.
Anastasia Photo is generally open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm. For further information or questions please contact Cyril Merle at 212-677-9725 or cyril[at]anastasia-photo.com. More details on Black's gallery exhibition and Anastasia Photo available online.
"The Geography of Poverty"
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Nov. 1
143 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
The gallery holds an artist reception on Tuesday, October 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.