Brazil. Sao Paulo state. Sao Paulo. Jose is 38 years old. He is a poor man who lives in the street. He wears a hat and is checking with a friend the contents of a plastic bag full of garbage. The "catadores" are men who collect paper, plastics, metals, bottles ... in order to sell these items as recycled materials and make a living. Waste collector. A pigeon is flying away. © 1994 Didier Ruef ..