Recycler II, Bogota

Recycler, Bogota, July 2015

Another shot of one of world’s ubiquitous recyclers.

This one was taken on Carrera 13 near Avenida El Dorado in Bogota, Colombia, but could have been made in any one of at least 150 countries where anonymous armies of trash separators and collectors fulfill a role that their local municipality won’t or adequately can’t.

It’s part of a next-to-final cull of shots for a show I have coming up this summer; for now I’m including it. It’s a very far cry from perfect but I do like the juxtaposition between the snarling mural in the background and the man trying to remain anonymous.

What drew me to this scene initially was the mural; the recycler entered the frame much later, his face already covered to maintain that wall of anonymity.

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 869th straight, was snapped in Bogota, Colombia, on 25 July 2015.

 

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  1. paula graham says

    Yes, well shot. To our eyes it looks the pits of poverty and it probably is…but these people make money doing this work, you see it all over South America.

  2. jacquelineobyikocha says

    Quite a vivid artwork/mural

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