Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

I met documentary photographer Matt Black last winter at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. I was humbled by his approach and his willingness to do the hard work and immerse himself into communities where he is literally a stranger, in order to show the world important truths.

This morning, I came upon his Twitter feed — he’s currently working in Puerto Rico and his images are incredibly powerful. No fake news here.

Matt Black (@MattBlack_Matt) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Matt Black (@MattBlack_Matt). Photographing the Geography of Poverty. Exeter, CA

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Hurricane Maria Was a Natural Catastrophe. The Aftermath Is a Man-Made Disaster.

On Wednesday, September 20, the eye of Hurricane Maria cut a slash directly across the island of Puerto Rico, from the southeast to the northwest. It arrived shortly after six in the morning, near the harbor at Yabucoa. Wind gusts peaked at 155 miles an hour, bending palm trees like straws and snapping others off near the roots.

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