New York: Aperture Foundation, 2008. First Edition. Oblong octavo (15.5 x 20.5cm); color pictorial paper-covered boards; [108pp], w/ photo plates and fold-outs. Light scratches and surface wear to boards; price sticker on rear; interiors clean and sound. Near Fine.
Photographer Jonas Bendiksen spent two years documenting individual lives, families, and homes in the slums of Nairobi (Kibera), Mumbai (Dharavi), Jakarta (Kampung Miskin), and Caracas (Los Barrios). Their stories, tragedies and dreams, are laid bare in this book, through personal histories and fold-out pictures. Bendiksen did not set out to create a "message", but to simply reflect the familiar human faces living in places that are so often dehumanized through conventional depictions of poverty.