slums

Travel

In This, One of the World’s Most Densely Packed Slums, the Sun Never Rises

We visited Jakarta's Tambora slum to see what life was like in a place so densely populated that four people live in every square metre of space.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
11.7.16
News

UK Government Money to Tackle Rogue Landlords Is Being Used to Arrest Tenants

In trying to clamp down on "beds in sheds", the UK government just made things harder for the people living in them.
Dan Hancox
9.22.16
Art

Meet the 'Slumscape' Painter Who Inspired Banksy's Dystopian Theme Park

The American artist Jeff Gillette has a new show in London juxtaposing Disney icons with real-world slums.
Kevin Holmes
6.29.16
Photo

The Slums of 1980s Glasgow Through the Lens of a French Photographer

Raymond Depardon's photo series captured everyday life in some of the city's most deprived neighbourhoods amid the grind of Thatcher's Britain.
Photos by Raymond Depardon; words by Anaïs Brémond
4.5.16
Photo

Comparing the Slums of 1970s Glasgow to the Buildings That Stand There Today

Photos taken for housing charity Shelter have finally been released to the public after a 45-year embargo.
Hope Whitmore
12.17.15
The Up in Flames Issue

Full Bleed: Labyrinth

Jason Jaworski's </i>Labyrinth</i> was created while traveling for 13 days through slums in the Philippines, accompanied by a group of little people.
Jason Jaworski
12.11.15
Film

The Russian Girl Who Grew Up in a Garbage Dump

<i>Something to Come</i>, premiering on HBO Europe this week, follows a child in a Russian garbage dump over the course of 14 years.
Catherine Lee
12.1.15
News

Getting to Know the Drug Lord Who Controlled Rio’s Biggest Slum

Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
Manisha Krishnan
11.15.15
Photo

The People and Sweatshops Behind Argentina’s Largest Textile Fair

Photographer Sarah Pabst talks about her experience documenting the market known as La Salada.
Sarah Pabst
7.27.15
VICE INTL

The Philippines' Cemetery Slums

VICE Japan visited a massive slum on the outskirts of Manila where an estimated 6,000 people currently live and work amid graves and human bones.
VICE Staff
7.21.15
Photo

​Jodi Bieber's Startling Photos of Everyday Life in South Africa

From murderers to ordinary women, the photographer captures people at their most vulnerable.
Laura Rodriguez Castro
12.15.14
Stuff

Will a Comic Help Change India's Attitudes Toward Rape?

<em>Priya's Shatki</em> is a comic about a girl who is raped and then tries to change the world with the help of the gods, flipping Indian patriarchy like a pancake.
David Whelan
12.11.14
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