The city, the largest in eastern Slovakia, received £51million when it was named the European Capital of Culture 2013 alongside Marseille, France. The money is to be invested into the city's infrastructure, creative industries and tourism.
However, in the suburb of Lunik IX around 8,000 Slovakian Roma, most of them children, live in squalor in one of the world's worst slums.
In many of the pictures, piles of rubbish can be see surrounding the blocks of flats where the children live.
With little else to do, some - often covered in dirt and wearing clothes full of holes, play among the filth.
Graffiti can be seen scrawled across the walls with dirty washing and old furniture left on many balconies.
Some reports have suggested that the level of rubbish in the area has led to many water sources turning toxic - a problem that is beginning to affect the rest of the city and not just the Roma suburb.
Almost all of the apartments are without running water as a majority of those living there cannot afford to pay water bills.
The town, population of 240,000, has extensive railway connections and an international airport - which are set to be improved with the European Capital of Culture grant.
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