This series of photographs of people and their trash expose viewers to certain hidden aspects of their persona.

Singapore-based photographer, Aw Zinkie created an insightful series of portraits titled the The Republic of Pulau Semakau which explores people's lives through their possessions, but most importantly their garbage. Not often viewed as such, trash is a part of our identity, revealing who we are by what we consume. Zinkie's work is a testament to the harmful, environmental impact of Singapore’s (and the world’s) overly-exhausted landfills, future waste management solutions, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch the problem has created.

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