Photographer Micah Albert at the Dandora Dump Site in Nairobi. Kenya, 2013. Add this image to a lesson

Photojournalist Micah Albert has spent more than a decade photographing some of the most tumultuous regions of the world. His photos from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Foreign Policy, BBC, and Smithsonian. Capital Public Radio's Insight: News Network interviews Micah about his career and his award-winning Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Buried in Dandora." Micah's talk "Documenting the Under-Reported Stories of the World" at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento was sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.


March 9, 2015 /
Micah Albert
Micah Albert travels back to Dandora, three years later, and finds the woman he photographed for what became an award-winning picture.
February 15, 2013 /
Meghan Dhaliwal
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.