A blessed and cursed archipelago
Slum Blues is a photo exhibition from the Philippines, created through a collaboration between the Danish development organization DIB and photographer Jørgen Nielsen in 2017-18
At a glance the Philippines can seem a true paradise with its fertile land and its sun-drenched beaches. However, the island is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which means that the country is often exposed to volcanic activity, violent typhoons and heavy rainfalls.
Natural disasters can hit everyone, but often are people living in poverty hit the hardest. The Slum Blues photo exhibition portrays these people's living conditions - both to put our own conditions in a new perspective and to show a population full of willpower, ingenuity and optimism.
Slum Blues originates from DIB's commitment in the Philippines. DIB is a member-based civil society organization (NGO) that works to ensure better living conditions for the poorest and most vulnerable population groups in primarily Asia and South America. Central to the projects are civil society, the local organizations and the vulnerable families. You can read more about the work and conditions in the Philippines under the individual pictures and on the website.
Are you interested in showcasing the exhibit or if you want to buy one or more of the pictures from the exhibition then take a look at the page about the exhibition. If you want to support DIB's work, you can become a member of the organization for only 100DKK per year. Please have a look at support our work for more information.