Eye-opening site, photos and book by Jonas Bendiksen:
In 2008 more people live in cities than in rural areas. One third of city dwellers, more than a billion people, live in slums. In The Places We Live, Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen presents sixteen homes in four different slum areas: Caracas, Venezuela; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and Jakarta, Indonesia...
"In 2008, for the first time in history, more people will live in cities than in rural areas.
One-third of these urban dwellers - More than 1 billion people - live in slums.
The United Nations forecasts that the number of slum dwellers will double within the next 25 years. Urban slums are the world's fastest-growing human habitat."
More at the Aperture Foundation website here and buy the book here.