Aerial Photographs Show Social Inequality in Nairobi
Photographer Johnny Miller went to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to take aerial photographs of the slums and show social inequality in the city.
In 2009, 43% of population in Kenya (about 17 million people) was considered poor. And while in the capital only 20-30% of population is poor, in the provinces the percentage is 80-90%.
Miller went to the north-west of Nairobi, where Loresho, district for public servants, borders on Kibera, a slum which houses 170,000-400,000 people, to show the difference between poor and wealthy life, Quartz writes. Miller was also interested in how the social inequality is revealed in the city’s infrastructure. For instance, he noted a four-lane highway, which divides the poor district into two parts, the road which separates one neighborhood from the other, and a gold field near the slums.
Miller has undertaken a similar project in the South African Republic earlier, where he showed the social inequality in Capetown.