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2010 SPA FINALIST - Jon Goering (10 images)

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Birth, life and death in the dump
The city dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua, is a source of livelihood for many of the city’s poorest residents. Children work for their parents or grandparents collecting bottles scavenged from the garbage. The bottles are then sold to a middleman living on the outskirts of the ragged community built up beside the dump, who then takes the bottles into town and collects the cash for them at the recycling center. Those who are hard working and fortunate...
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