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Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor

The gap between rich and poor is getting wider and wider, economists say. But if you look at it through a drone’s eyes, there’s only a thin fence separating both sides.

In his series Unequal Scenes, photographer Johnny Miller documents the physical divide between social classes using a drone. Flying high above Cape Town, he shows inequality through shanty villages right alongside mansions, with only a fence, a road, or a patch of swamp acting as a barrier.

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

He added that these communities either grew organically or were remnants of Apartheid policies. Even though these laws were removed 22 years ago, the sad reality is that “many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist.”

You can see more from the series here.

Via Bored Panda

Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
Drone photos show the fine lines separating the homes of the rich and the poor
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