A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere has highlighted the social imbalance on Earth.

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Of course, differences in social factors, such as access to education, health, hygiene and infrastructure are not entirely visible, but it is a harsh reality.

For an outsider, the concept of social inequality is not very evident except to those that are experiencing it.

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Photographer Johnny Miller says: “Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground.

Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground … Often communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just metres from squalid conditions and shack dwellings
Johnny Miller, photographer

“Often communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just metres from squalid conditions and shack dwellings.”

For a recent project, Miller photographed different cities in the United States, Mexico, Tanzania, Kenya, and India.

The stark discrepancy between the “haves” and the “have-nots” is quite distinct when the photographs are there in front of you.

In a few cities the distance between the homes of the poor and the upper middle class are separated only by a road.

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But in one part of Mexico City there is only a fine wall separating the slums from the fortunate.

Miller’s ongoing photo essay, called “Unequal Scenes”, explores many of the world’s biggest cities.

“We are helping to create a visual record of extreme inequality to provoke conversations, increase dialogue, and accelerate the pace of change for equity of all groups of people,” he says.

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