The global award in photography and sustainability

Fabrice Monteiro

Agbogbloshie , in the heart of Accra, Ghana, is hosting one of the largest electronic waste dump in Africa. In this area the poorest classes of Accra have been spending years dismantling, recovering, weighing and reselling parts and metals extracted from the scrapped devices and from the heaps of electronic waste. The main issue is the burning of electronic cables to extract the copper contained in it. That operation is mostly done by children.