From 2005 to 2007, Jonas Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities; Nairobi in Kenya, Mumbai in India, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Caracas in Venezuela. Bendiksen, through the three-year project, captured the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in the dense neighborhoods, and his work was published as a photobook, The Places We Live, in 2008.
Pictured here is a child illuminated by bright wedding decorations in Laxmi Chawl, a neighborhood of Dharavi and one of Mumbai’s biggest slums. This image is available as part of the Magnum After Dark Collection, celebrating nighttime photography from around the world.
Please note, fullfilment of posters within the After Dark Collection will begin from Wednesday, November 23, 2022.