Lines Dividing Rich And Poor


For his new project “Unequal Scenes” Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller used a drone to show the inequality that exists in the Republic of South Africa.

“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. Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge.” – wrote Miller.

Miller explains that some of the communities were “designed with separation in mind,” while others grew “more or less organically.” This is the result of the Apartheid policies when racial segregation was enforced by law. While these policies were eliminated 22 years ago, in reality, “many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist.


4 thoughts on “Lines Dividing Rich And Poor

  1. Hopefully some day we will all get it right. I often wonder if all the wealthy were forced to live the life of the poor, the homeless, with no medical coverage, no car, dirt floor shacks, not enough food to feed their families, if the tables were changed for one month, would it wake up the world to humankind?

    • Maybe but i don’t think i could happen because we all know that rich people get richer and poor people poorer and this crisis helps it

  2. There will always be a division between the different economic groups. Rich, middle or poor. The land density a main focus for parameters in design.In a way it is acceptable, since each group has a life style which makes them comfortable within the community. However, the level of services and infrastructure should remain to a standard, not that low income communities will have less share in services. Similarly, different ethnic group may belong to certain economic levels thus making social and economical segregation translated as rich being white and poor are the dark skin.

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