Vik Muniz

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Vik 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 dumpsJardim 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.
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^Work in progress(using garbage to make the lady in the picture).
^The cook of the pickers.
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^Close up view of the 'picture'.
 His project on the garbage dump impressed me, not only he get to do what he likes, he also helped the pickers over there. I also liked how the little pieces of the garbage managed to form the outline and shadows of the picture.