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Aynsley, Angus

Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 1,464 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, pmn
Classifications: N8237.8.R44, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Angus Aynsley
Waste land by Lucy Walker( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of himself and his fellows as environmentalists. The pickers have a union, which has built a recycling center, medical clinic, day care and skills-training centers, and community lending library of discarded books for their members. Muniz photographs a number of the pickers, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the pickers who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work
Waste land Waste land : un documentaire sur l'art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.09 for Waste land ... to 0.25 for Waste land ...)

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