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The members of Shanghai Trash Runners run the streets of their city with tongs & bag in hand, cleaning up the garbage that accumulates in the massive metropolis of over 24 million. They’ve formed a warm community of like-minded individuals, and they often meet after-hours to run & clean the streets. For this photo essay, the Trash Runners met up with the Shanghai Adidas Runners, and the two crews joined for a nighttime run under the city lights.

This photo essay was shot in a documentary style on a variety of new & vintage film and digital cameras.

CD: James Yeats Smith, Christian Lopez/  Agency: Brand Articulations/  Talent: The Shanghai Trash Runners & the Shanghai Adidas Runners/  Production: Somesuch