Brazil. Sao Paulo state. Sao Paulo. Jose is 38 years old. He is a poor man who lives in the street. He stands close to his cart which belongs to "El Gringo", owner of a buy-off center for recycled products. 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. © 1994 Didier Ruef ..