Shocking Photos of Life in Mozambique’s “Trash Land”

In Trash Land, a new documentary project by José Ferreira, the Portuguese fashion photographer trains his lens on the dump of Huléne, which is located just a few meters from the airport in Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo. Like Pieter Hugo’s haunting images of Ghana’s Agbogbloshie Market, these powerful photos are meant to jar and unsettle the viewer — which seems to be how Ferreira felt while shooting them. “The uneasy conscience of what I see, drastically changes my perception of things,” he writes of the experience. “There, the value of things never was on the color of the shirt or even in the shoe size.” Click through now to check out his work.


Photo credit: José Ferreira. All image via Behance.