a The Learning Garden: Wasteland

Saturday, June 18, 2011


The Film WASTE LAND follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” (Associação dos Catadores do Aterro Metropolitano de Jardim Gramacho (Association of Collectors of the Metropolitan Landfill of Jardim Gramacho) - an organization of "pickers" who sort through garbage finding recyclables as a means of survival. Muniz collaborates with the artists - and recreates photographic images of themselves out of garbage.

Satellite images of 15 Global Trash Sites that are bigger than towns.

Landfill information for province of British Columbia.


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