September 12 – October 19, 2014
Anastasia Photo – 166 Orchard Street – New York, NY | Tuesday through Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm. Sunday: 11 am-6 pm. | More info: www.anastasia-photo.com
[A]nastasia Photo is proud to present American photographer Matt Black’s first solo exhibition in New York City. His twin documentary projects The Kingdom of Dust and The People of Clouds explore the changing human relationship to food, farming and the environment.
In 1995, Black returned to his native region, California’s Central Valley, to embark on The Kingdom of Dust, a multi-year chronicle exploring the underside of contemporary rural life in the shadow of some of America’s richest farms. While working on this project, Black noticed a shift in the population of migrants coming to work the fields, and in 2000 began The People of Clouds, an extended photographic inquiry into the collapse of indigenous farming communities in the Mixteca region of southern Mexico.
Anastasia Photo specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism. The gallery space also serves as a center for discussion and portfolio review. In an attempt to further connect these photographic images and the events they depict, Anastasia Photo endows each exhibition with a related philanthropic organization. For this exhibition, we have chosen to support the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, a California-based environmental justice organization that uses collective action and the law to support communities of color that bear the brunt of environmental hazards.