Only the trailer of the award winning documentary ‘Wasteland’ was enough to move me a bit. The film follows the Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz as he portraits the garbage pickers of Rio’s Jardim Gramacho– the largest landfill in the world. All the money Muniz made from the sale of the pictures were given back to the pickers and their union.
More on Vik Muniz’s work here.
This seems to be a really inspiring project, and I think today art should be made for a reason, not only for the sake of it. I find it great when contemporary art is used to draw attention to important global issues, or just generally to help people while entertaining.
Do you know any other meaningful art projects? As I think about it, the movie ‘Home’ is another example:
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