Gulls at the city landfill   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: 1958 photograph by Joe Munroe showing gulls flying around a city landfill in California. Large amounts of waste from the city makes its way to communal landfills, where it attracts birds and other creatures before being compacted and buried beneath the ground. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B29_F1020_JPG200
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Landfills; Gulls
Places: California