Nils Heininger is a visual-storyteller from Germany. He is holding a B.A. in political science and economics and graduated in the M.A. programme "Social Anthropology" from University of Münster, Germany. He works as a freelancer, focussing on life in extraordinary situations. His strenght is a deep understanding about social structures and a quick connection to people. Having lived amongst people in Indian slums for several months, he has a good understanding about South Asian living and working conditions of the lowest caste, but also about history and culture in general.
The sweeper community of India is on the lowest end of social hierarchy. Their life is tough. But even in a community next to a giant garbage dump, you can find normal life going on. The article describes how people live a life in a tough environment.
A fisherman in Puri, India
Dal Lake in Kashmir
A young boy showering from a bucket in the slum.
A garbage picker at the dump.
A young mother with her child near Kolkata, India