• WASTE LAND – Following artist Vik Muniz in Jardim Gramacho (Rio)

    by  • maggio 16, 2011 • Nite Talks, Photography, Video • 0 Comments

    WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

    Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

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    Edoardo Melchiori was born in Turin, graduated from an International Design School after a humanities college. Still at the university he won several International design awards for projects where his knowledge in interior design, graphic and photography lead to projects characterized by powerful concepts. His life changes after a severe accident that drives him into months of rehabilitation and an interior travel. Ed is now a freelance photographer and art-director and founder of Cehoz®, innovative organic ethical brand.

    https://www.edoardomelchiori.com

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