George Mason student maps illegal dump sites in Fairfax County

Author: 
Gregg MacDonald
Publication: 
Washington Post
Country: 
United States
Description: 
When Olivier Giron took a trip to Peru’s Machu Picchu, known as “The Lost City of the Incas,” in 2010, it changed his life. At an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet, the ancient city had a modern surprise in store for Giron. Hundreds of large, plastic bags full of garbage had been illegally dumped there.

Student Focuses Lens on Illegal Dumping

Author: 
Faiza Elmasry
Publication: 
Voice of America
Country: 
United States
Description: 
Olivier Giron is not like many photographers, who focus their lenses on beautiful landscapes, adorable animals or interesting people. Instead, the 28 year old looks for piles of garbage. Discovering and documenting illegal dumpsites is part of Giron's academic study, while cleaning them up is his passion.