Going up in smoke

Read the full post at The Week. View the complete photo essay at http://michaelciaglo.com/agbogbloshie-a-digital-dump/.

The most overwhelming part was the smoke.

Plumes of it snaking up into the air. Twisting and tugging away from the plastic pieces and copper wiring that blanketed the grounds of the slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana.

“It’s nauseating, the burning,” photographer Michael Ciaglo says of Agbogbloshie, the “digital dump” that he spent a summer shooting. “It’s not like a campfire, where you can move out of the way and that’s that. It burns differently.”

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