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The Fall of Flint

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Matt Black USA. Flint, Michigan. 2016. ReDonna Riggs bathes her grandson.

Cynthia Grant, 57, said. “Who got punished for it? To me, it's never going to end.” © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black House after snowfall. The population of Flint, once over 200,000, has dwindled to less than half that size. More than 41% live below the poverty level. Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Bonnie Hammond, 87, moved to Flint in 2004. Two months ago, her hair started falling out and she developed a skin infection on her legs. “The doctor said it’s from bathing in the water,” she said. (...)
Matt Black LaToya Jordan at home. “Can't bathe in it. Can't cook with it. Now they say you can't even flush the toilet in it,” she said. “They say the water in the bottles is no good either." Flint, Michigan, (...)
Matt Black Bonnie Hammond, 87, bathes the skin infection on her legs. Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Tim Monahan, a carpenter, caught Legionnaires’ disease in June 2014. “For all intents and purposes, they are getting away with murder,” he said. Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black The site of former “Buick City,” which once provided 80,000 automotive manufacturing jobs in Flint. Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black ReDonna Riggs bathes her grandson. Cynthia Grant, 57, said. “Who got punished for it? To me, it's never going to end.” Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Flint native Deborah Hayman. "You know what my biggest fear is? That people are going to forget about us.” Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Tiantha Williams bathes her son in a tub of bottled water. She was diagnosed with listeria during her pregnancy, and her son was born two months early. Flint, Michigan, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Tiantha Williams, 38, whose son was born two months prematurely. “The disease specialist came in and told me I had Listeria,” she said. “The water caused my baby to almost die." Flint, Michigan, US (...)