Life of a Scavenger : News Photo

Life of a Scavenger

A Nicaraguan man searches for meat in a bloody pile of thrown intestines in the garbage dump La Chureca, Managua, Nicaragua, 10 November 2004. La Chureca is the biggest garbage dump in Central America, it is a lively sewer of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. This dumping ground lies on the shores of the contaminated lake Xolotlán. Hundreds of human trash recyclers search in tons of smouldering garbage mainly metals (copper, aluminium), others concentrate on glass which is cheap, but in bigger amount. The majority of the searchers are families with children for whom recycling is a regular job. The children very often eat the food they find on the dump, none of them goes to school, they suffer from skin diseases, they have high levels of lead and DDT in blood. Many of them sniff glue, the drug of the poorest. The inhabitants of Managua say that there is the end of the world in Nicaragua - it is called La Chureca.
Caption:
A Nicaraguan man searches for meat in a bloody pile of thrown intestines in the garbage dump La Chureca, Managua, Nicaragua, 10 November 2004. La Chureca is the biggest garbage dump in Central America, it is a lively sewer of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. This dumping ground lies on the shores of the contaminated lake Xolotlán. Hundreds of human trash recyclers search in tons of smouldering garbage mainly metals (copper, aluminium), others concentrate on glass which is cheap, but in bigger amount. The majority of the searchers are families with children for whom recycling is a regular job. The children very often eat the food they find on the dump, none of them goes to school, they suffer from skin diseases, they have high levels of lead and DDT in blood. Many of them sniff glue, the drug of the poorest. The inhabitants of Managua say that there is the end of the world in Nicaragua - it is called La Chureca.
Calculate priceView cart
Date created:
November 16, 2012
Editorial #:
156701014
Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
License type:
Rights-managedRights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.
Photographer:
Jan Sochor / Contributor
Collection:
Moment
Credit:
FlickrVision
Max file size:
3,000 x 2,000 px (41.67 x 27.78 in) - 72 dpi - 2.88 MB
Release info:
Not released.More information
Source:
Moment Editorial
Object name:
life-of-a-scavenger-10.jpg

Keywords

This image is subject to copyright. Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip, and to seek damages for copyright violations. To learn more about copyright and Getty Images’ enforcement program, click here. Availability for this image cannot be guaranteed until time of purchase.
A Nicaraguan man searches for meat in a bloody pile of thrown... News Photo 156701014Adult,Blood,Emergencies and Disasters,Garbage,Garbage Dump,Horizontal,Intestine,Latin American and Hispanic Ethnicity,Managua,Meat,Men,Nicaragua,Searching,Stack,ThrowingPhotographer Collection: Moment © 2004 Jan SochorA Nicaraguan man searches for meat in a bloody pile of thrown intestines in the garbage dump La Chureca, Managua, Nicaragua, 10 November 2004. La Chureca is the biggest garbage dump in Central America, it is a lively sewer of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. This dumping ground lies on the shores of the contaminated lake Xolotlán. Hundreds of human trash recyclers search in tons of smouldering garbage mainly metals (copper, aluminium), others concentrate on glass which is cheap, but in bigger amount. The majority of the searchers are families with children for whom recycling is a regular job. The children very often eat the food they find on the dump, none of them goes to school, they suffer from skin diseases, they have high levels of lead and DDT in blood. Many of them sniff glue, the drug of the poorest. The inhabitants of Managua say that there is the end of the world in Nicaragua - it is called La Chureca.