DEH JAM CHAKRO
Deh Jam Chakro is a vast and hellish 500 acres of landfill an hour and a half outside of Karachi, Pakistan’s metropolis. This project was undertaken while at the White Star photo agency.
The landfill site is a mismanaged dumping ground for the provincial Government and a stable source of livelihood for the small settlement of 2000 families unfortunate enough to be situated right behind the landfill. The solid waste contains vegetable matter, animal manure, kitchen waste, plastic bags, waste paper, packing material, metallic pieces, broken porcelain, and other organic refuse. Everyone I met there was quiet and suspicious, their bodies ravaged by the poisonous smoke that hung heavy in the air