Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen’s series The Places We Live, was recently featured on The New York Times Lens blog in a piece titled: Must See: A New Kind of News. This project is highlighted as it has been presented as an interactive website based on his series, which was published by Aperture. The site provides a 360-degree view of the urban slums of Kenya, India, Venezuela, and Indonesia as well as interviews with the people who inhabit them. This interactive experience engages the viewer and opens eyes into the stories of those who live in the most unfortunate of conditions.
Check out www.theplaceswelive.com to experience these impoverished urban spaces for yourself.
An exhibition of this work is soon to be on view at The Building Museum, Washington D.C. this fall.