Less than 5km (two miles) from central Nairobi lie the smouldering mountains of rubbish thrown away by the residents and businesses of the Kenyan capital. Dandora is one of Africa's largest dumping and scavenging grounds. Every day thousands of slum dwellers try to eke out a living. This man took nearly three hours to fill his last bag of the day—and he hopes to sell the contents, which are mostly scraps of rubber, for $0.50 (£0.30). Image by Micah Albert. Kenya, 2012. Add this image to a lesson

An exploration of human resilience in Nairobi's Dandora, one of the world's largest urban trash dumps, featuring the photojournalism of Micah Albert. Refreshments and discussion with photojournalist Micah Albert and journalist David Conrad, Pulitzer Center Managing Director Nathalie Applewhite, and Apolis Co-Founders Raan and Shea Parton.

Friday, December 7
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Apolis: Common Gallery
806 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90013

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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.