Will This New Photo Exhibit Change Your Views Of The Filthy Rich?

by
Cierra Bailey
Photo editor Myles Little showcases his new photo exhibit that takes an unconventional look into the lives of the 1%.

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.’

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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. 

Vervara in her Home Cinema

This image is titled, 'Vervara in her Home Cinema," Moscow (2010)

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

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.

Nevada in 2012

A guard-gated community in Henderson, Nevada in 2012.

home in Cheshire

A home in Cheshire, Ohio (2009).

homeless man

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

North Mara gold mine

Mine security in the North Mara gold mine, which is in one of the poorest and underdeveloped villages in Tanzania

Shanghai Falling

'Shanghai Falling', the Fuxing Lu Demolition in 2002.

street preacher

A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent (2011)

Projector

'Projector' (2012).

Church in Atlanta

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)

Harvard University

A lecture hall at Harvard University (2006).

plastic surgery

James, 25, a British driving instructor, undergoes plastic surgery to reduce the size of his nose

Highline in New York

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

'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

hunter's

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

Opéra de Monte-Carlo in Monaco in 2009.

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