No Loss of Face, Earl’s Court, London
Photo: Frank Habicht
Photo: Jean-Philippe Charbonnier
Photo: Quentin de Briey
Matt Black received this year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for “The Geography of Poverty,” a project he started in California’s Central Valley where, after giving up his job as a newspaper photographer in the mid-1990s, he spent two decades documenting farming, migration and poverty.
I look at this picture often, and I’m still so proud of it. It’s still the best Oscar picture ever taken. And modern photographers should take that as a challenge.