Inequality is like the Gordian knot. Complex and convoluted, it is difficult to entangle the meaning that lies behind the issue. This is why the definition of inequality being “an unfair situation in which some people have more rights or better opportunities than other people” does not completely represent what it is. Take a look at this gallery by Helen Walters about what Inequality looks like!
Inequality is a complicated term. It can be applied to so many factors, for one thing. There’s income inequality, asset inequality, gender inequality, social, class, political … you name it, someone, somewhere likely feels (and is) hard done by. And, for all the focus that Thomas Piketty has gained for his analysis of a new, ever-diverging global class of the superrich, inequality is still personal. As such, we asked an international group of artists, designers, photographers and activists to provide one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them — and to explain their selection. See them all below.
Photograph: Ryan Lobo.
Ryan Lobo, photographer, India
“Here is a photograph I made of a little boy who lives in a slum outside one of India’s most successful IT companies, the Infosys building in Bangalore.
India has very unequal patterns of development, and though the economy has benefited, most of India’s 1.28 billion people remain deeply disadvantaged.
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