Vik MunizVik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography.
Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history.
Muniz was featured in the documentary film Waste Land, which featured Muniz's work on one of the world's largest garbage dumps, Jardim Gramacho.
^Muniz at the one of the worlds largest garbage dump.
^One of the pickers(those people that pick recyclable and useful materials for companies)at the garbage dump.
^Another one of the pckers.
^Work in progress(using garbage to make the lady in the picture).
^The cook of the pickers.
^Close up view of the 'picture'.