Pictures of Garbage, 2008-11
Chromogenic prints
Set of 7 prints, in mattes, in box
The Gypsy (Magna): 30 x 23.5 inches (76.2 x 59.7 cm)
Atlas (Carlao): 30 x 23.5 inches (76.2 x 59.7 cm)
Marat (Sebastiao): 30.25 x 23.5 inches (76.8 x 59.7 cm)
The Sower (Zumbi): 30.25 x 23.5 inches (76.8 x 59.7 cm)
Mother and Children (Suellem): 30.5 x 23.5 inches (77.5 x 59.7 cm)
The Bearer (Irma): 30.75 x 23.5 inches (78.1 x 59.7 cm)
Isis (Woman Ironing): 33.25 x 23.5 inches (84.5 x 59.7 cm)
Edition of 30
Published by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Vik Muniz
Pictures of Garbage
2008-11
EDITION INFO
Sebastiãno, Suellen, Carlão, Magna, Zumbi, Irmã and Isis are people who live and work in Jardim Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, the biggest urban refuse dump in the world. They survive by recycling the things that they collect. I decided to depict them in allegorical situations, helped by them and using the material that they recycle. This is an incredible project, which is allowing me to get to know some of the most remarkable people in the world, who live in the worst conditions I have come across in my entire life and who have put me in contact with a side of life that I imagined no longer existed. - Vik Muniz


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