Garbage City

Collection with 29 media items created by Mais Istanbuli ★★★★★

17 Mar 2013 17:00

Mokattam village, or Garbage City, as it is known by the locals, is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The slum is populated by a community of workers called Zabbaleen, who personally collect, sort, re-use, re-sell or otherwise repurpose Cairo’s waste. Over 90 percent of the population is Coptic Christian.
This shocking photo essay reveals the reality of thousands of Egyptians who for generations have been living and working among mountains of stinking rubbish, with no access to running water, sewage, or electricity.

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Garbage City (1 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man who recycles plastic bottles inside the Coptic slum is talking to his workers.

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Garbage City (2 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Mased Abd El Yamin is holding a picture of his late father inside the family home.

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Garbage City (3 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Children of the Yamin family are playing inside the family home. The Yamin family makes a living recycling used clothing.

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Garbage City (4 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Members of the Yamin family are taking a rest inside the family home. The Yamin family makes a living recycling used clothing.

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Garbage City (5 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A neighbor is visiting the Yamin family. The Yamin family makes a living recycling used clothing.

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Garbage City (6 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Mased Abd El Yamin is walking out of the family home where he and his family recycles used clothing for a living.

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Garbage City (7 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. An elder Coptic man is taking in the sun on the main street inside the slum.

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Garbage City (8 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 16, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Coptic children are playing on the roof top of one of the many builsings inside the slum.

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Garbage City (9 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic woman is walking pass a bridal store inside the slum.

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Garbage City (10 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is carrying on his back a pack of cartons before loeading it on a truck.

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Garbage City (11 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is filling his truck with animal carcasses.

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Garbage City (12 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is showing off his Christian tatoos.

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Garbage City (13 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic woman is going inside her home in an area where running water no longer works.

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Garbage City (14 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is pushing recycled plastic bottles onto a truck.

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Garbage City (15 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Coptic women are going about their day inside the slum.

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Garbage City (16 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Copts are walking on a side street inside the slum.

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Garbage City (17 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A young Coptic girl is fixing her front porch inside the slum.

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Garbage City (18 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A young Muslim man is using a machine that makes parts for bread making machines sold to bakeries.

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Garbage City (19 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Muslim man who lives and works inside the slum owns a small shop that makes parts for bread making machines.

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Garbage City (20 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Minah and Anna both owned a plastic recycling shop.

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Garbage City (21 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic watch maker is working late inside his shop.

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Garbage City (22 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Coptic priests are giving the Communion to locals inside the church of Sint Simon, built over 500 years ago.

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Garbage City (23 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic priest is helping a woman with some water inside the church of Sint Simon, built over 500 years ago.

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Garbage City (24 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is picking up plastic bottles ready to be recycled.

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Garbage City (25 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Coptic men are digging in the ground to future toilets in the house still under construction.

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Garbage City (26 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic woman is standing near a stairwell inside her home next to posters of slain Coptic martyrs.

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Garbage City (27 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Coptic men are taking tea on a side street of the slum next to a poster of Coptic pope Theodoros II.

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Garbage City (28 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 20, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A general view of the Garbage City slum.

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Garbage City (29 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A car is transporting a massive amount of to be recycled material into the slum.