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Matt Black: The Dry Land at The Half King

Image Above: Matt Black, The Dry Land. Courtesy of The Half King Photography Series Matt Black's photo exhibit, The Dry Land, opens at The Half King as Photo Series #28. The Dry Land documents, in beautiful, stark pictures, the agricultural effects of California's drought, now going into its third year.

The opening featured a screening of California: Paradise Burning, a short film shot by Ed Kashi and Matt, created in conjunction with Matt's still photo project. At the opening, Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker, lead an audience discussion with Matt. Matt Black is a photographer from California's Central Valley. His work chronicles the decline of traditional farming life in rural California and in southern Mexico, with a long-term focus on the changing human relationship to land, food, farming, and community. His work has been honored by many institutions, including the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.

If you are interested in watching the video that Black did with Ed Kashi  "California: Paradise Burning" you can go to the author's website and watch it here .

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Exhibit runs at the Half King from November 11 throught December 14, 2014

505 W 23rd Street. New York New York

Photographs from the opening by Maira García

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