We often perceive slums as dark dens of poverty and despair, where criminals, juvenile delinquents, and squatters wander aimlessly amongst ramshackle, makeshift structures. We draw a clear distinction between the slum dwellers and ourselves: they are the
“Where we live matters” is the story of the residents of the Paga Hill slum in Port Moresby, the capital city of the southwestern Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, in which 45 percent of the population lives in slum neighborhoods.
According to John Tierney of The New York Times, "The act of reminiscing has been shown to counteract loneliness and anxiety, while also promoting personal interactions, and improving the longevity of marriages. When people speak fondly and lovingly of t
On a 2006 trip, Ryan Pyle decided to focus his camera on the disappearing culture of China’s remote western Xinjiang province. He says, “The culture is vanishing before my eyes. Each time I return something is missing—a market, an old shop full of blacksmiths, a local mosque. This cultural fabric will be lost forever.” Previously named Chinese Turkestan, the Xinjiang province is bordered by the Gobi desert and some of the highest mountain ranges in the world, making this location incredibly remote.