More Shacks on the Beach


Peter Bialobrzeski's book about shacks on the beach in Manila's Baseco.


Of course Mumbai’s Versova Beach is not the only place where one can find shacks. Peter Bialobrzeski for example made an excellent photo book on Baseco, a slum built on white sand in Manila in the Philippines. The 58 images were photographed in February 2008, just before the financial crisis hit. Before long the belief that slums would soon be something of the past was shelved again. Cristina Sevilla, Bialobrzeski’s guide, hit the nail on the head when she said “the photographs are full of dignity; they respect the people and their longing for a home.”


Bialobrzeski, Peter, Case Study Homes, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2009.


ISBN 978-3-7757-2469-2             www.hatjecantz.com

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