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Friday, May 12, 2006

Recycling and Poverty in Barcelona

Recycling and Poverty in Barcelona

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 consciousness of our community.
See Picture of Carrer Industria on a Google Earth Map

9 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. 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:
    http://saintemaximedailyphotos.blogspot.com/2006/04/have-and-have-nots.html

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

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

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  6. 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!!!

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  7. Thanks Kris and Karine for your opinion.

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  8. 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!

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