Feb 242011
 
 February 24, 2011  Posted by  Surveillance

Kashmir Hill writes:

Public portraits often raise privacy concerns. Who has the right to our images? How can photos of us be used? (There was debate most recently, for example, about including the faces of Egyptian men in the photo of Lara Logan in Tahrir Square released by CBS — given the possible interpretation that the men around her were involved in the assault that occurred “moments later.”)

A new project by Swedish photojournalist Moa Karlberg, 26, puts a special spin on the privacy issues involved in snapping photos of strangers in public. Karlberg set up a one-way mirror in a storefront in Stockholm over a year-long period, taking pictures of strangers as they looked at themselves in the mirror. She collected the portraits in an exhibit and book titled, “Watching You Watch Me.”

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