A new art exhibit seeks to illustrate in photography the growing financial divide between a tiny sliver of the global population, and everyone else. The exhibit, “1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality,” features photos taken in such diverse locales as Wall Street, Kenya and Singapore, many of which feature harsh juxtapositions of wealth and poverty.
“Is this the kind of world we want to live in?” writes Myles Little, a New York City-based photo editor and the show’s curator, in his statement on the show. “To answer that question, we must first make the invisible visible. We must shine a light on the hidden world of the ultra-rich.”
The collection will make tour stops in 8 countries beginning this fall.
In this work titled “Legless star cleaner on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” a disabled worker polishes the star of actor Ben Alexander, known for portraying Officer Frank Smith on the television series “Dragnet.”