African Design Magazine July 2016 - Page 82

D uring apartheid, segregation of urban spaces was instituted as policy. 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. Often, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just metres from squalid conditions and shack dwellings. Johnny Miller “My desire with this project is to portray the most Unequal Scenes in South Africa as objectively as possible,” says Johnny Miller from Millefoto. “By providing a new perspective on an old problem, I hope to provoke a dialogue which can begin to address the issues of inequality and disenfranchisement in a constructive and peaceful way.” WATCH footage of Strand/Nomzamo 82