14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A waste picker at Pondicherry landfill

This picture was taken at the Pondicherry landfill in South India. The man in the picture is a waste picker. The picture was taken after Christmas. On Christmas day,the same place is full of children that, since they have a free day from school, they are sent to pick up the recyclable waste items.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Pondicherry, India
Copyright: © Patricia Dragan