Friday, May 12

Recycling and Poverty in Barcelona

Recycling and Poverty in Barcelona
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Many people in Barcelona make a living gathering cardboard, metal or plastic scrap from regular garbage or recycling containers. I was taking coffee when I saw this man passing by with an enormous cart, he was going very fast so I had to run two blocks after him to shoot. Sometimes it seems kind of cruel to photograph people in such situation, I just wish my image humbly contributes to cause a stir in the conciousness of our community.

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Blogger midnitebara said...

We can't see them here in my small city but in my hometown Manila there are many of them. I guess they flock to the big cities. Hope the world would be a better place to them, in the near future!

2:11 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Yes, I hope so too, thanks for your comment midnitebara

7:52 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think we all wish the world could be a better place. My hearts goes out to him and all the other people in this awful predicament.
I did a similar post on the:

7:57 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

thanks mark, I recommend people to check that post too.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

a way of life. Its the same anywhere in the world..Like the shot, carlos :)

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Karine said...

Nice shot. Here in Buenos Aires we see a lot of people doing the same, gathering things to make a living. Sad to see them so often in the streets, and so young!!!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Kris and Karine for your opinion.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

same here in HK, Carlos, and usually they are senior citizens. A couple of times I thought about taking the photos but didn't. And about the last line of your caption: yes it does!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Lisi.

6:25 PM  

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