ZIYAH GAFIĆ, PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Dharavi

  • DHARAVI
    Dharavi is one of the most populated slums in the world, squeezed in hearth of Mumbai lies the Dharavi slum
    Client: TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE, UK

  • JANUARY 2006: Lack of space is one of the primary concerns for Dharavi dwellers. Each person gets approx 2 square meters of living space, usually consisting of a shack made of scrap metal and cardboard. As a result of the extreme lack of space people are driven to building their homes in entirely inappropriate positions. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: A boy plays in landfill in the middle of Dharavi slum
  • JANUARY 2006: A group of young men manually hammer leftover paint that they have dried in the sun after finding the remains that a factory has discarded. Most recycling businesses in Dharavi are family run with each family specialising in a certain type of rubbish that they collect and re-sell. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: Lack of space is one of the primary concerns for Dharavi dwellers. Each person gets approx 2 square meters of living space, usually consisting of a shack made of scrap metal and cardboard. As a result of the extreme lack of space people are driven to building their homes in entirely inappropriate positions, such as on the water pipes that go through Dharavi. These pipes bring water to rest of Mumbai but not to the residents of Dharavi. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: Child labour is still common practice in India. That's the only way these kids could survive at all. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: View of Dharavi from a local mosque. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: Lack of space is one of the primary concerns for Dharavi dwellers. Each person gets approx 2 square meters of living space, usually consisting of a shack made of scrap metal and cardboard. As a result of the extreme lack of space people are driven to building their homes in entirely inappropriate positions, such as on the water pipes that go through Dharavi. These pipes bring water to rest of Mumbai but not to the residents of Dharavi. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.
  • JANUARY 2006: Mahim railway station in Dharavi. Railways in India are some of the unsafest and over-crowded in the world. Mumbai is a megalopolis of 16 million people, more than half of which live in poverty. It is here that you will find Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which is home to more than 600,000 people. Dharavi consists of sprawling shanties constructed from bricks, sticks, mud, concrete and rusting sheets of corrugated iron where a diversity of people can be found living out their lives.

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