In a small room, there is an orchestra formed by the children of gancheros – people who work at a landfill in Cateura, a place where all the garbage produced in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción, and in the surrounding areas, is deposited. Meanwhile, in an adjoining room, the parents of the students who form the orchestra are reunited to evaluate the work and demonstrate how much they could gather to contribute to the project.
Birthplace of the most powerful empire in pre-columbian america, Peru preserves its past – the inca tradition and the influence of the Spanish colonizers. Whilst in the present, it already finds itself among the continent’s emerging nations.
At one of the most degraded environments in Brazil - the Gramacho landfill in the state of Rio de Janeiro - a work of art that restored dignity to a community of garbage collectors was born. The documentary Waste Land tells the whole story.
We made the question: "What is the energy that moves the world?” The answer came in more than 13,000 photographs submitted by people from around the world through an online collaborative action undertaken in partnership with Lomography, the largest community of people passionate for experimental analog photography.
Symbol of the urban modernization of Rio de Janeiro – and a Tropical Belle Epóque model from the beginning of the 20th century – the Theatro Municipal recovered its full original splendor, 101 years after it was founded. In 2008, to commemorate its centennial, the Theatro initiated its most extensive reform. Petrobras contributed to the restoration of this heritage building and delivered a new Theatro Municipal to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Click and see the photos taken by Felipe Varanda at Petrobras Flickr Channel.