Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trash Mountain

Today I had the privilege of working on the tech team at a benefit for the Trash Mountain Project, a Christian organization that cares for children and families who live in trash dumps across the world.  These people make their living scavenging, sorting through piles and piles of refuse on the chance that they can find something to sell.  It is not unusual for someone to spend their whole lives, from birth to death, in one of these camps.  It is a desperate, dangerous existence.  

Trash Mountain Project is currently operating schools, kitchens and medical clinics at dump communities in Cambodia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic, but with approximately 1,000 of these communities throughout the world, there is much work left to be done.  Their mission is to "[bring] children and families living in trash dump communities into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by addressing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs." Below are photos during the set-up time and the dinner.

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105mm f/4
 Top:  28mm -ISO 3200
1/10s - f/4

Bottom: 28mm - ISO 640
1/25s - f/4

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