Esteemed TIME photo editor Myles Little recently debuted his new photo exhibit which displays the lifestyles of the filthy rich. The exhibit is called “1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality.”
Little didn’t intend to glorify a flashy lifestyle but instead wanted to “make visible the invisible” as it relates to the world’s upper-class or ‘1-percenters.’
Little’s exhibit features 30 photos that focus on family, religion and work. He was inspired by photographer Edward Steichen’s 1950’s exhibit, “The Family of Man” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
This image is titled, 'Vervara in her Home Cinema," Moscow (2010)
A man floats in a swimming pool on the 57th-floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him in 2013.
A guard-gated community in Henderson, Nevada in 2012.
A home in Cheshire, Ohio (2009).
A legless, homeless man shines the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Little sometimes uses photographs that show the juxtaposition of wealth and the people they continue to skyrocket ahead of
Mine security in the North Mara gold mine, which is in one of the poorest and underdeveloped villages in Tanzania
'Shanghai Falling', the Fuxing Lu Demolition in 2002.
A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent (2011)
Some of the 25,000 members of Pastor Eddie Long's New Birth Baptist Church in Atlanta, USA. Long, who has received millions from the church in salary, preaches that homosexuality is a sin and that God rewards believers with riches (2010)
A lecture hall at Harvard University (2006).
James, 25, a British driving instructor, undergoes plastic surgery to reduce the size of his nose
Future site of the Highline in New York, which would grow to be a 1.45mile-long park built on an elevated section of rail line. Funded largely by private donations, some reaching into tens of millions of dollars, it is now a beloved fixture of the city (2004-05)
'Paradise Now' (2008). Little originally selected 2,000 images that he believed captured his vision, before narrowing it down to 30 pictures for the exhibit
Pheasants are laid out on a hunter's pickup truck in the United Kingdom (2011). The exhibit will travel this year to China, Nigeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales, the United State and the United Arab Emirates this fall
Opéra de Monte-Carlo in Monaco in 2009.