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Philippines: Among the Madding Crowd by Mads Nissen (33 images)

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The Philippines has one of the fastest growing populations in Southeast Asia. From 50 million inhabitants in 1980, the country today is home to around 90 million people with 11 million living in Manila alone. Living space is increasingly in short supply and urban overcrowding is exacerbating all the usual social ills associated with poverty and deprivation.

Manila, home to the infamous "Smokey Mountain" rubbish dump that houses around 30,000 squatters who scavenge...
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