Johnny is a photographer and filmmaker specialising in documentary projects. He is interested in helping people communicate stories through traditional and new technologies, and specifically focusing on how urban design, city issues, service delivery, and architecture relate to inequalities. His work is on economic inequalities focusing on urbanism and megacities, as well as using technology for good, civic tech, journalism and free speech, and communications for campaigning.
He has received worldwide acclaim for his project Unequal Scenes, an aerial exploration of inequality in South Africa using drones. He is also the founder of africanDrone, a non-profit dedicated to empowering African drone pilots who use drones for good, a BMW Global Responsible Leader, and a News Fellow at Code For Africa, a non-profit dedicated to open networks and access to information throughout Africa.
Johnny graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Political Science.
I’m interested in portraying inequality in architecture, urban planning, and design in creative and accessible ways. Oftentimes these inequalities are hidden to us, and through my project Unequal Scenes, I have attempted to showcase these hidden segregations via aerial photography.