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The Black Okies

Matt Black's 'The Black Okies' charts the untold history of the black cotton migrants who came to California’s Central Valley during the Great Depression

Matt Black

Matt Black Former cotton migrant at home. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Texas migrant in her yard. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Mother and son at home. Teviston, California, USA. 2000. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Ninety-six year-old man in his bedroom. Teviston, California, USA. 1999. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Brother and sister play near their home. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Kids at an irrigation pond. Teviston, California, USA. 2000. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Playing on clothesline. Teviston, California, USA. 2000. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Parishioners at the House of Prayer. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Parishioner awaits Sunday school. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Weeding cotton. Allensworth, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Texas migrant at his home. Allensworth, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Fishing in an irrigation canal. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Matt Black Boy with an old farm truck. Teviston, California, USA. 2001. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos