A Special Presentation of 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality Until 30 November

  • A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. 2013 © Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti--INSTITUTE
    A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. 2013 © Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti--INSTITUTE
  • Varvara in Her Home Cinema, Moscow 2010 © Anna Skladmann
    Varvara in Her Home Cinema, Moscow 2010 © Anna Skladmann
  • A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent. 2011 © Christopher Anderson--Magnum Photos
    A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent. 2011 © Christopher Anderson--Magnum Photos

1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality
Curated by Myles Little

Opening Wednesday 30 September 19:00

"The story of inequality is impossible to ignore these days. My morning commute through Manhattan affords me glimpses of both appalling poverty and magnificent wealth. Everyone from billionaire businessmen to the Pope has spoken out against this troubling development.

While we may think we understand wealth through television and tabloids, what we see represents only a drop in the bucket. In 2014, the highest paid athlete in the world, Floyd Mayweather, made $105 million. In the same year, the highest paid hedge fund manager in the world, Kenneth Griffin, made $1.3 billion. And yet Mayweather is world famous, while for most people Griffin doesn’t register at all. And while we may think we understand inequality, in fact we don’t at all. Harvard Business School asked Americans how much they think major CEOs earn relative to ordinary workers. The median respondent thought the ratio was perhaps 30 to 1. The reality? It's over to 350 to 1."

East Wing exhibits 16 images by award winning international photographers from this initiative curated by Myles Little: This is their response to the issue of skyrocketing wealth inequality around the globe, using contemporary documentary photography to map the ecosystem of privilege, from work to education to leisure.

Featuring images by:

Christopher Anderson / Magnum Photos

Nina Berman / NOOR

Guillaume Bonn

David Chancellor / kiosk

Jesse Chehak

Kevin Cooley

Greg Girard

Shane Lavalette

David Leventi

Michael Light

Ben Quinton

Daniel Shea

Anna Skladmann

Henk Wildschut

Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti / INSTITUTE

"There is a long history of photography denouncing poverty, such as Jacob Riis’ photos from 19th century New York slums or Mary Ellen Mark’s photos of Seattle’s homeless children. But recent decades have witnessed a boom in strong photography questioning privilege. Consider Jim Goldberg’s "Rich and Poor" shot in San Francisco, or Lauren Greenfield’s "kids + money" shot in Los Angeles."

--Myles Little

In conjunction with our exhibition of The Other Hundred - Entrepreneurs  East Wing will exhibit 16 images by the above mentioned award winning international photographers: This is their response to the issue of skyrocketing wealth inequality around the globe, using contemporary documentary photography to map the ecosystem of privilege, from work to education to leisure.

Running until 19 November 2015

http://www.onepercentshow.com

Special thanks to Myles Little & all participating artists


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