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Micah Albert: Documenting Kenya's Trash Woes

The 30-acre dump site of Dandora serves as the only repository for the trash generated by Nairobi's 3 million people. One-third of the city's population lives in the slums surrounding the dump site, and the effect on these communities is two-fold: illnesses related to the close proximity of the trash have become chronic and widespread, while at the same time people living in these areas have grown increasingly dependent on the dump for their livelihood.

Pulitzer Center grantee and photojournalist Micah Albert talks about his project documenting the lives of the marginalized people living in the slums surrounding Dandora.