2019 UN SDG Action Award Finalist
BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Johannesburg, South Africa) - 2016
Wits University (Johannesburg, South Africa) - 2016
Marion Center for Photographic Arts (Santa Fe, NM, USA) - 2017
Story of Space (Goa, India) - 2017
PhotoBlock (London, UK) - 2017
Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney, Australia) - 2018
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (Bonn, Germany) - 2018
Festival Della Fotografica Etica (Lodi, Italy) - 2018
Umbria World Fest (Foligno, Italy) - 2018
Theaterfestival (Munich, Germany) - 2018
Xynteo (Oslo, Norway) - 2018
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography Biennale (Greece) - 2018
Cultuurcentrum De Factorijj (Brussels, Belgium) - 2019
Zingst Horizons Environmental Photo Festival (Zingst, Germany) - 2019
Photoville NYC (hosted by UNDP) (Brooklyn, NY, USA) - 2019
Visa Pour L'Image (Screening) (Perpignan, France) - 2019
"State of Extremes" (Holon Design Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel) - 2019
Geopolis (Brussels, Belgium) - 2019
"Passports" (LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria) - 2019
Global Conference on Citizenship (Rennes, France) - 2020
Appalachian State University (Boone, NC, USA) - 2020
"We, Capitalists" (Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany) - 2020
Museum of Human Rights (Museo De La Libertad) (Panama City, Panama) - Permanent Exhibition
"This year’s winner Johnny Miller was, however, not a difficult choice. His project, ‘Unequal Scenes’. brings a new visual vocabulary to an issue we are all aware of. These are powerful aerial images confirming something we sense but often turn our back on – the painfully close proximity within which wealth and poverty co-exist, the blatant inequalities that society does little to redress."
- Dewi Lewis, juror, Center Launch Awards
"Photographer/activist Johnny Miller has developed a very clever, fresh strategy to make us aware of the still startling divide among rich and poor, white and black, in post-Apartheid South Africa. By using a drone to photograph social/geographical borderlines in multiple communities, he delivers the information with instant clarity and visual impact. And by writing compelling, fact-filled captions for each photograph, he encourages deep reading and understanding about the current state of affairs and inequality in these still-divided communities."
- Jim Casper, Editor-In-Chief, LensCulture
"Johnny’s application of drone photography to the [Slumscapes] project broke new ground for the Thomson Reuters and thisisplace.org, offering fresh and compelling new views of the difficulties facing communities who live without security of tenure as well as highlighting some of the entrepreneurial and vital contributions of global informal economies. Slumscapes has been widely shared in publications world wide, including the New York Times, L’Internazionale and many others."
- Paola Totaro, Editor, Place, Thomson Reuters Foundation, London
"Unequal Scenes has garnered significant attention in our office – it achieves an undeniably real, objective portrayal of inequality in South Africa. Personally, I haven’t seen anything else quite like it. Our bureau is publishing an in-depth study on forward-looking economic policies that combat the problem of inequality in Africa. We would be delighted to feature photos from Unequal Scenes towards raising awareness of the challenge of inequality in Africa.”
– James Neuhaus, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Bureau for Africa, in New York
“There’s nothing that can substitute for the the force and the impact of these images to illustrate one of the key images that we as a South African nation face. And that is to deal with the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.”
- Andries Nel, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (South Africa)
"Your photographic and video account of unequal scenes across the world is the most vivid and challenging illustration of what exactly we are up against as urban planners, as it moves beyond mere maps and satellite images."
- Dr. Elizabeth Barclay, Chief Town and Regional Planner, Development Planning Intelligence Management and Research, Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government
Unequal Scenes is supported in part with the generosity of Code For Africa & Edward Pate.