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Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage

Photography // Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014
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Just like your pets, friends, house, or the clothes you wear, your garbage can speak volumes about who you are. We don’t usually linger on the thought of our trash, or think about what our trash says about us. We throw it away and it disappears from sight as the garbage truck rolls through the neighborhood, letting us forget about it entirely. Despite the heavy reek of rot emitting from the tied black bags, and once we break them open and observe the items it surprisingly reveals our personalities and certain lifestyles. Gregg Segal surrounds members of households with their week’s worth of waste in 7 Days of Garbage, framing their bodies exposing much more than just their trash. We live in a society where we produce copious amounts of unnecessary waste and the majority don’t see where it ends up, leaving many ignorant to the idea of global pollution. Segal wants to bring awareness, “Obviously, the series is guiding people toward a confrontation with the excess that’s part of their lives. I’m hoping they recognize a lot of the garbage they produce is unnecessary.”

via It's Nice That

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