Thursday, August 04, 2011

Thinking about Garbage

Dumpster, Baton Rouge LA 2011
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

Looking at this photograph, I was wondering about all the things people have unintentioanlly thrown in the garbage. Money, art, gold, jewelry, diamonds, coins , mementos, keep sakes…photographs. And this made me think about all the children who spend their days in the garbage dumps of Brazil, searching for scraps and hoping to find such treasures. And this made me think about Vic Muniz, the photo based artist, who grew up dirt poor in Brazil and has worked with all these materials and more. And this makes me wonder, what really is garbage……..


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