Entry Title: "Where we live matters"
Name: Philippe Schneider , Australia
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Student
Entry Description: We often perceive slums as dark dens of poverty, where criminals, juvenile delinquents, and squatters wander aimlessly amongst ramshackle, makeshift structures.
“Where we live matters” is a project about a slum community living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in which 45 percent of the population lives in slum neighborhoods. In 2007 the world’s population was more urban than rural. Of this urban swell, one out three lives in a slum.
The project aims to challenge the viewer perceptions of slum dwellers because irrespective of a person residence, as human we all have similar basic needs, hopes and fears.