Overpopulation, A Collection of Images

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globalization / housing / human rights images

I personally don’t believe overpopulation is an important issue, let alone a human rights problem (at least not on the global level; in isolated, mainly agricultural areas characterized by subsistence farming things may be different). But I know that many people think that so-called overpopulation – or, even better, the “global population bomb” – is the world’s most pressing problem and the cause of a large number of rights violations such as famine, hunger, war, violence, poverty etc. I’ve written about it many times before, so I thought the topic would not be out of place in my¬†“collection of images” series (and it’s also such a rewarding topic for imagery). So here we go.


overpopulation crowded trains

Overcrowded trains prepare to leave for the city after the final prayer ceremony of Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 15, 2012. Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the first phase of the Muslims congregation concluded by seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday, according to local media. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj)


population bomb

(source, click image to enlarge)


thousands of swimmers crowded into a pool in Penglai in Sichuan, western China

thousands of swimmers crowded into a pool in Penglai in Sichuan, western China




Pavel Constantin overpopulation cartoon





  1. Djubba says

    Not too sure how you get to your conclusion that over-population is not a problem/concern… but heh each to their own view I suppose. I think the various artists of the images you show have a much better view on this issue… mayhap you should read something like “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn and other such material? Cheers, and all the best.

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