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The Glaring Divide Between Rich And Poor In South Africa Captured Via Drone
By Yoon Sann Wong, 22 Jun 2016
Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller reveals the stark divide between the rich and the poor in South Africa through his drone-captured photo series ‘Unequal Scenes’.
“Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. The beauty of being able to fly is to see things from a new perspective–to see things as they really are.”
“Some communities have been expressly designed with separation in mind, and some have grown more or less organically,” wrote Miller on the project’s website.
“During apartheid, segregation of urban spaces was instituted as policy. Roads, rivers, ‘buffer zones’ of empty land, and other barriers were constructed and modified to keep people separate.”
“22 years after the end of apartheid, many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist. Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings.”
Miller hopes that his images will spark more constructive dialogue and action to address these inequality issues.
View some of his photos below and see more here. You can follow ‘Unequal Scenes’ on Facebook and Twitter.
[via PetaPixel and Fstoppers, images by Johnny Miller and featured with permission]
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