21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Love > Waste

A young Ghanaian man, wearing a black facemask, a black durag, a black shirt with a very prominent red imprint "LOVE" on it. He's in stark contrast with the background, where there is dark, toxic smoke coming from, and where a hill of waste is shown. What is pictured is "Agbogbloshie". Agbogbloshie is one the largest electronic waste dumps. It's located in the outskirts of Ghana's capital Accra and is highly toxic.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Accra, Ghana
Camera: ILCE-7M4
Copyright: © Cynthia Hofmann