Permanent Error: The Other Side Of Technological Progress (Pics)

Permanent Error: The Other Side Of Technological Progress (Pics)

Photographer captures the lives of people working in electronic waste dumping grounds in Ghana.

Naresh Kumar
  • 2 november 2010

With his latest work, photographer Pieter Hugo compels us to think about effective recycling of electronic waste. Permanent Error is a collection of haunting images from Ghana where much of the old computers and electronic devices from the US and Europe are dumped, only to be burned for extracting copper and other metals by the locals. This electronic waste has contaminated their rivers and made the regions in and around the dumping grounds totally inhospitable, yet the photos capture people living there as extracting metals from the waste is their only means of survival.

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