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Photographs of Recyclable Materials by Paccarik Orue

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Paccarik Orue is a San Francisco-based contemporary photographer and a recent graduate of The Academy of Art in San Francisco. In this series, Vicious Waste, Orue captivates our senses while raising questions about society and consumerism. He writes:

“After watching Edward Burtynsky’s documentary, ‘Manufactured Landscapes’, I found myself questioning what really happens with the waste where I live in San Francisco. When I visited the local recycling facility I found that most of the recyclable materials collected are being shipped to China instead of being recycled locally. Vicious Waste is a visual exploration of these materials after they’ve been bundled up for shipment.’

Paccarik_Orue_photography

Paccarik_Orue_photography

Paccarik_Orue_photography

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