Coffee ground portrait of a young woman

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

Coffee, culture, conservation

To show pride in his culture, Filipino artist and environmentalist Vincent Francisco Navarro painted portraits of coffee farmers using only coffee and coffee grounds. The city of Baguio, where the artist lives, produces around 300 tons of garbage every day. Navarro saw a way to attract attention to this issue through his art. After spending months volunteering with the farmers, Navarro created these amazing portraits to pay tribute to the farmers' hard work and to show the power of recycling.

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Young coffee farmer portrait

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

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Coffee ground portrait of elderly farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Coffee ground portrait of young man

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of elderly coffee farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of woman coffee farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of male coffee farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of a coffee farmer wearing glasses

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of male coffee farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
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Portrait of an elderly coffee farmer

Photo: © Vincent Francisco Navarro

 
What's next for Navarro? You can find the 21-year-old in New York at the World Youth Alliance's International Arts Forum this on Nov. 1-3.
 
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