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May 22, 2003

"Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new." --Ursula Le Guin

Pictures of Beauty in Guatemalan Dumps

Young lives transformed, guided by a camera lens. In Gautemala, Evelyn Mansilla joins her mother and dozens of neighbors to scavenge through the municipal dumps for valuables. But now, the 21 year old Evelyn is part of a program, "Out of the Dump," that brings photography skills and confidence to slum children. As they unblinkingly document impoverished slums that have surreal names like Hope or Jewel, they embrace moments of giddy joy and even beauty; their vision is to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, modern and the traditional.

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