Garbage is a universal problem, more so in developed and developing countries due to their extensive use of plastic, junk food and their packaging. In the U.S., the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day, and that is 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. But those numbers are hard to visualize when our trash is hidden in containers and spirited away to landfills in the wee hours of the morning.
Gregg Segal, a photographer from California, aims to show this problem through powerful imagery, photographing people lying in the waste they produce in only 7 days. Some photographs as impressive as disturbing, which allow us to face our excesses and the environmental problems generated by our society.