Waste Land (2010). Director Lucy Walker. Director of Photography Dudu Miranda. The color palette and lighting and wardrobe all help turn this into a glamour shot, that just happens to be set at the world’s largest landfill. To match the image, Magna explains her dignity in working as a catadore, or trash picker.
“We would get on the bus and people would go like this. [sniffs] It got to the point where I’d say: excuse me ma’am, but do I stink? Do you smell something bad? It’s because I was working over there in the dump. It’s better than turning tricks in Copacabana. I find it to be more interesting and more honest. It’s more dignified.”