Photos Showing Massive Divide Between Rich And Poor In South Africa


Drone photos taken by Johnny Miller of Unequal Scenes shows the clear divide between wealthy and poor areas in 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,” said Miller.

“Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge. Some communities have been expressly designed with separation in mind, and some have grown more or less organically.”

According to Miller, the aim of the project is to show South Africa as objectively as possible, highlighting the segregation of urban spaces that was instituted as policy during apartheid.

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“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,” Miller said.

“Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings.”

More photos of Miller’s project can be found on his site, Unequal Scenes.

Lake Michelle Cape Town

Lake Michelle – Cape Town

Papwa Golf Course Durban

Papwa Golf Course – Durban

Kya Sand Joburg

Kya Sand – Joburg

Hout Bay Cape Town

Hout Bay – Cape Town

Strand - Cape Town

Strand – Cape Town

Vukuzenzele - Cape Town

Vukuzenzele – Cape Town



Source: Business Tech

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