Kibera, Africa’s largest urban slum, has a bad reputation, but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. At a propitious time in my life, I accepted a position as photographer with a Kenyan-based micro-enterprise (hygiene) and women’s empowerment project (POHK.org). Seeing past the obvious obstacles of this life of extreme poverty and hardship, I found the resilience and hard working ethic of these residents inspiring. I couldn’t help but see the ties that bind us all together: a sense of community, family ties, pride and joy. Read more on Slate.com. Buy the book, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven.