Bronze 2016 Editorial / Photo Essay

Golden Waste

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Adam Cohn

In Tondo, Manila, Philippines, thousands of residents live among a large landfill and scavenge there to find scrap to resell for a profit. In particular, scrap wood is collected and then smoldered in pits to create charcoal which is used in cooking throughout the Philippines.