Bénédicte Desrus

Documentary Photographer + Photojournalist
     
Dandora
Location: Mérida, Mexico
Nationality: French
Biography: Bénédicte Desrus  is a documentary photographer based in Mexico.  She is represented by Sipa Press USA  and has worked throughout Europe, East Africa, the United States and Latin America. She focuses on humanitarian... read on
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Dandora

DANDORA


 
Located near slums in the east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Dandora dumpsite is one of the largest and most toxic in Africa. The open dump site was created in 1975 and covers 30 acres. It receives 2,000 tonnes of unfiltered garbage daily, including hazardous chemical and hospital wastes. It is a source of survival for many people living in the surrounding slums, however it also harms children and adults' health in the area and pollutes the Kenyan capital.

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