I bought this book after having seen the exhibit, The places we live, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo last summer. The exhibit was so moving that I decided to buy this book in hopes that it would remind me about how others in the world live. This book does a good job of bringing the exhibit to your home. The pictures and peoples' excerpts are stirring. Though the photographer, Jonas Bendiksen, has photographed to bring the world to the people in the name of art, be ready to be moved by what and how he's chosen to photograph.