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Just a thin line that seperate the rich and the poor in South Africa


Cape Town – Drone pictures that shows a thin line between the poor in informal settlements and rich in some areas in the  Western Cape province. Those areas includes Hout Bay and neighbouring Imizamo Yethu, Sweet Home Farm, Lwandle, Imizamo Yethu, Somerset West and Strand.

This project was started and found by A photographer and videographer from Cape Town by the name of Johnny Miller. Johnny was born in the United States of America with a degree in political science from Dickinson College. He moved to South Africa four years ago after receiving a scholarship to study anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

Johnny was inspired by just close together the rich and the poor were but yet only the flying birds were able to see the evident differences. He was also intrigued by the way RDP houses are built to resemble the matchbox houses that exemplified apartheid South Africa’s social and political disparities in their size and reservation.

Even though most poor South Africans are now accustomed to the idea of seperations, that didn’t matter to Johnny, he then took the test to the sky by flying his drone on the air to capture aerial photograph of that one thin line which shows how really close the rich were to the poor. “Everything was very obvious to me but I had almost become accustomed,” Miller told the Mail & Guardian.