Pictures of Manshiyet Nasser and the Zabbaleen
12/10/2009 § 1 Comment
I was clicking around this morning and came across the fascinating district of Manshiyet Nasser (a.k.a. Garbage City) in Cairo. The Zabbaleen (garbage people) pick up Cairo’s waste in trucks as would any other waste management company, but take it home with them. In their slum, they sort it and use, recycle, resell, or in some cases repurpose what still has functionality. Essentially, all living in Manshiyet Nasser work with and live off of refuse. The pictures below will link to photo galleries and more information. Moe Beitiks, the author of the Inhabitat article linked below says astutely, “At every angle, Garbage City feels like what the world would look like if someone grabbed it by the corner and shook it.” What a great subject for photojournalism:
Also, check out In Cairo Slum, The Poor Spark Enviornmental Change and Making Cairo’s Garbage City Green.