The number of people living in slums in India has more than doubled in the past two decades, and now exceeds the entire population of Britain, the Indian Government has announced. The number of people living in slums is projected to rise to many millions of the total population almost double the population of Britain. Prior to the release of Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai was a slum tourist destination for slumming where homeless people and slum dwellers alike could be openly viewed by tourists.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 02
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Street Photography
Photograph Location: Nashik, Maharasthra | India
Photographer: Photographer: Kristian Bertel (Aarhus, Denmark) Registered
Kristian Bertel began his photography in 2006. He is a photographer that is most widely known for his series of Indian images, which started as a long term project on India in 2008. His passion is travel photography, but he is also interested in telling stories together with his photography for instance about human aspects in India concerning life conditions of its inhabitants, poverty in the cities and in the countryside and street children in the streets.