Gina Silva

News Reporter/ Photographer
     
Landfill Harmonic
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: Mexican American
Biography: Everyone has a story to tell and I've always been interested in hearing it. It's the reason why I became a journalist and why I love photography. My job allows me to meet people from all walks of life. I get to share with viewers the good... MORE
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Landfill Harmonic
Copyright Gina Silva 2022
Date of Work May 2022 - Dec 1969
Updated Jul 2018
Topics Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty

In Cateura Paraguay, an entire community is built on a landfill. Every day, people sift through all the trash looking for anything that may be worth a little cash. Most people live on a dollar a day.  But in that difficult situation, something amazing was created; musical instruments made out of garbage. In no time, the kids of Cateura began playing beautiful music. Now, these young musicians are traveling the world teaching people about the human spirit.

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