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About Arne Hoel

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Photography and Multimedia

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October 29, 1978. A nineteen-year-old Norwegian student visits Tijuana, Mexico and is appalled by what he sees: a community of families living on the city garbage dump – men, women and children scavenging for food to eat and salvage to sell. He photographs some of the kids; their portraits are published on the front page of his college newspaper.

I was that student and that was the first time I saw real poverty up close. I never forgot the experience.

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