From the air, drone photography exposes the economic divide within cities. Roads, canals, and fences become barriers that split the land separating the rich and poor.
A wealthy community sits on a steep hill above the Umgeni River in Durban, a city on the east coast of South Africa. From their high-rise apartments, they can see the Moses Madiba soccer stadium, the Durban Country Club, and hundreds of shacks perched along the hillside.
Stark images from Johnny Miller’s series “Unequal Scenes” highlight the uneven development of cities. Makeshift shacks butt against developments in Mumbai. Lots sit empty in Detroit while an adjoining neighborhood flourishes. An electric fence buzzes around an affluent community in South Africa. The landscape shows how barriers—both man-made and otherwise—reinforce the disparities in urban centers.