The rise and rise of the landless movement in Brazil by Hannah Smith for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism At first sight it looks like a festival. The makeshift tents hung with colourful hammocks, the rousing Brazilian beats […]
Solutions by NOOR is the second part of our climate change project. We focused on human stories about alternative power sources, renewable energies, and attempts to alleviate, adjust or cope with the rise of global temperatures. [NOOR in this installation showcases the brilliant solutions being practiced globally to fuel energy demand.]
In less than a decade, clean energy has grown from a small, niche industry to a significant source of trade, investment, manufacturing and job creation. “The clean energy sector is emerging as one of the most dynamic and competitive in the world, witnessing 630 percent growth in finance and investments since 2004,” said Phyllis Cuttino, director, Pew Clean Energy Program. “In 2010, worldwide finance and investment grew 30 percent to a record $243 billion.”
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage.