When things seem to be getting the better of you, take a moment to remember where you are. You have a roof over your head, water, food, clothes on your back.
This series of striking photographs shows the grim reality for thousands of people living in refuse sites across the globe.
The rubbish scavengers spend their days clambering over huge mounds of waste, dumped into landfills.
They sift through the rubbish looking for anything that can be used or resold.
Here’s a BBC article about life on a Brazilian rubbish dump. It tells of a (past?) community of 3,000 people living off the so-called Lixão – an officially controlled landfill – of the city of Brasilia’s Estrutural district. The story may have been published in 2002 but it all sadly still rings true in many other global locations.