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WINTER 1998


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PORTAFOLIO

Los Pepenadores de Oaxaca

Working in the City Dump

Janjaap Dekker


 

A burning sun, smoke from smoldering and

flaming garbage, dust kicked up by wind and

trucks, the smell of rotting vegetables.

Literally scratching out food and a living from

the refuse of the city, some sixty people every day

face a brutal workplace full of disease.

 

 

Young, restless children and bent old couples pull apart and

sift and sort, collecting metals and glass, cleaning plastics for

bundling, hunting for toys and treasures, judging the edibility of

food and delighting in a box of discarded lollipops.

 

 


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