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Maker(s):Petegorsky, Stephen
Culture:American, born 1954
Title:Garbage Dump, León, Nicaragua
Date Made:2001, printed 2011
Type:Photograph
Materials:pigment inkjet print
Measurements:Sheet: 17 in x 22 in; 43.2 cm x 55.9 cm; Image: 13 5/8 in x 20 5/8 in; 34.6 cm x 52.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2011.46
Credit Line:Gift of the artist (Class of 1975)
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Label Text:
At a garbage dump on the outskirts of Leon, , trucks come every hour to unload trash. As they do, thirty to forty people, many of whom live at the dump, go through the garbage to see if they can find something to eat, to sell, or to use for themselves. The dump typically has open fires, bloated dead cattle, and feral dogs wandering around.

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