• Photographer Stéphan Gladieu Documents the Congolese Street Children Turning Waste into Wonder

    1 month ago - By Colossal

    All images © Stéphan Gladieu, shared with permission
    So dramatic, so strong, so visual,” artist Stéphan Gladieu said of his first encounter with the revival of an ancestral folk art movement in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa is the capital of Congo but also one of the many places American and European countries send their waste. Though doing so is illegal , wealthier nations still export tons of debris with the knowledge that these places do not have the resources to treat or recycle it. Instead, these discards sit, swell, and slowly drown everything around them.
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