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Photojournalist Matt Black in Chicago with 'Geography of Poverty'

Event Date:

October 19, 2015 | 5:30 PM EDT
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The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with...


Pulitzer Center grantee Matt Black brings his photography and reporting from his cross-country "The Geography of Poverty" project to Chicago on Monday, October 19, with the aim of sparking conversations on growing income inequality in the U.S. and contemporary poverty around the world.

After spending two decades focusing his lens on issues of poverty, migration and farming in California's Central Valley, Black expanded his project to the extreme economic hardship throughout the rest of the country. In summer 2015, Black embarked on a cross-country trip supported by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with MSNBC. He sought to explore and document the stories of individuals and communities from America's poorest regions through his photography.

The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines Black's geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the United States. MSNBC teamed up with Black in profiling the lives of America's poor in more than 70 cities.

Most recently Black participated with Pulitzer Center Managing Director Nathalie Applewhite on a panel at the Online News Association's 2015 Conference & Awards Banquet, moderated by Kathy Im, director of journalism and media at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Monday, October 19, event is free and open to the public.
Registration is not required but is appreciated so please reserve your seat today on Eventbrite.

Matt Black and "The Geography of Poverty"
Monday, October 19
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago
Water Tower Campus
Beane Hall 13th Floor
111 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611


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