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Rio de Janeiro’s garbage workers make art-project out of trash

 The Contributor - USA 02 May 2011

Living and working in the world’s largest dump, the ‘catadores’ of Rio de Janeiro sort trash for a living. When world-famous Brazilian artist Vik Muniz decided to do an art-project with the workers, he was surprised to discover how ingenious, creative and magnetic his subjects were - and just how involved in their lives he would become. (1891 Words) - By Joe Nolan

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Vik photographs Tiao as Marat Courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio

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Poster for Waste Land documentary. Courtesy of Vik Muniz Studios


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