Rodrigo Abd, a photojournalist for the
Associated Press, documents the lives of people overlooked by the rest of the
Guatemalan society. In the November 15,
2011 edition of “The Big Picture” Abd follows Guatemalans who are scavenging for scrap metal. “The Mine” is a massive garbage dump in
Guatemala City just beyond the Zona 3 garbage dump where International
Samaritan works. Their work is dangerous
because of the constant risk of mudslides, collapses, and disease.