Where your iPhone ends up:
In his series Permanent Error,now on view at Yossi Milo Gallery, Pieter Hugo photographed people scrounging for e-waste in Agbogbloshie, a massive dump in Ghana with mountains of out-moded computers, computer games, and mobile phones shipped from the West. The locals burn down the components to salvage copper, brass, aluminum and zinc for resale.
Pieter Hugo, Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2009.
©Pieter Hugo, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town