100 Bottles of Beer in the Cart: Part 10 of 100 - James

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Meet our newest bottle collector James, he's lived all over the country and predicts in the next few years we can expect to see a lot more people collecting cans to survive. Artvoice met him pushing a cart down St. Louis. We may be seeing the last generation of people who wander the streets pushing supermarket shopping carts in search of bottles and cans. It's hard to imagine of new generation of youngsters willing to work so hard and so long for nickels. Buffalo is abundant with bottle collectors. At Artvoice we're going to begin talking to these silent shadows who shuffle through the streets and pick through the recycle bins and garbage cans. We're going to shoot 100 short videos of theses bottle folks to try and discover the quilted fabric of lives that make up our bottle collecting population.

tags: bottle collecting poverty work unemployed homeless
credits: Matt Quinn / David Waldron
posted on 08/19/2009


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