Brief: Find photographs depicting at least two different social perspectives of the same place.
Robert Frank's photograph, above, was taken in London in the 1950s. The black and white image is a street scene, depicting two men in the foreground. Both men are dressed for work, but they appear to be poles apart in terms of their position in society. The man on the left is weighed down by a heavy coal sack, whilst the other man is free of any burdens. The heavy load could be a metaphor for the daily struggle of the workman. Meanwhile, the smartly dressed man, wearing a trench coat, has the freedom to carry an umbrella, in case he is inconvenienced by a shower of rain.
Although they are both wearing gloves, the coal man has his for necessity, to protect his hands, while the business man wears his for comfort. Neither man are looking at anything particular. It is as if neither of them are aware of the other's existence.
Johnny Miller - Unequal scenes
As drone photography literally 'takes off', landscape photographers are taking advantage of the high aerial perspective that it offers. One such photographer is Johnny Miller, whose 'Unequal Scenes' project maps out the continuation of segregation in Cape Town, South Africa. By using a drone, Miller was able to highlight how, over 22 years after the end of apartheid, there is still a significant discrepancy between the haves and the have nots.
Just 15km south of Cape Town, the region above illustrates a stark contrast between two settlements. The image above shows a tree-lined barrier between a densely packed jumble of tin shacks, and palatial suburban residences to the west. It is difficult to imagine such a stark contrast exists today. The elevated view offers a perspective which highlights this disparity so clearly, as opposed to taking a photograph at ground level. Furthermore, this aerial view simply communicates the sheer scale of the inequalities that exist between the two zones.