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Book - The Places We Live
Jonas Bendiksen
The year 2008 has witnessed a major shift in the way people across the world live: for the first time in human history more people live in cities than in rural areas. This triumph of the urban, however, does not entirely represent progress, as the number of people living in urban slums—often in abject conditions—will soon exceed one billion. From 2005 to 2007 Jonas Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Caracas, Venezuela. His lyrical images capture the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in these dense...

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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. From the Marsha Forest pre-school. It is...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Photographic reconstruction of the Arori...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Photographic reconstruction of the Dirango...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Photographic reconstruction of the Moraa...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Photographic reconstruction of the Yusuf...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Photographic reconstruction of the Odero...
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KENYA. Nairobi. 2005. Scenes from Kibera, Africa's largest slum,...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Overviews of the northwestern corner of...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Photographic reconstruction of the Singh...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. A girl walks along a water pipe in the Industrial...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Just below the big water pipes by the Industrial...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Photographic reconstruction of the Shilpiri...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. At a barrel recycling business, workers...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. A man peeks out of his 'godown' (big warehouse...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Photographic reconstruction of Shuresh Chandra's...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. A little girl playing in Laxmi Chawl, a...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. In a garment factory, about 45 employees...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Photographic reconstruction of the Khumbi...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Just off Dharavi Main Road and Jama Masjid,...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Overview of a small section of Dharavi,...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. Photographic reconstruction of the Lohar...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. The Star Carrom Club in Khumbarwada area,...
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INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. From the edge of New Dharavi, children play...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Homes of garbage recycling workers....
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Photographic reconstruction of Asanah's...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Children in a playstation gaming parlor...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Slum settlement hugging the railway...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Photographic reconstruction of Suparno's...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Under a traffic bridge in north central...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007.
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Photographic reconstruction of Imin's...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Garbage-clogged sewage/storm drain...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Street vendor in Tanah Abang, a slum...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Photographic reconstruction of Rukiah's...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Kids playing on top of water mains,...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Garbage recyclers underneath a highway...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Photographic reconstruction of Subur's...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 2007. Garbage recyclers picking through trash...
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VENEZUELA. Caracas. 2005. The hillside barrio of El Valle. Caracas...
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