Photo: California's Central Valley Is a Dust Bowl Feast Your Eyes: California's Central Valley Is a Dust Bowl

Documentary photographer Matt Black takes incredible portraits of the forgotten people on some of the most productive farmland in California.

Midway between Hollywood and Silcon Valley, in the richest state in the union, is an exceptional place—a place where men cool off in irrigation ditches, a place where an invisible, underclass toils in a reclaimed dessert to produce 90 percent of the nation’s lettuce. And despite the abundance of almonds, tomatoes, and cantaloupes in the Central Valley, the bread lines here can stretch around the block.

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