May 282010
 May 28, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Phil Coomes, picture editor and photographer for the BBC News website, blogs about a new exhibit at the Tate Museum in London. If you’re in the area, you might want to check it out:

Voyeuristic and invasive of privacy: is that photography today? When does photography tip over the line into surveillance? These questions are examined by a new exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.

The press release tells me that Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera will give a:

“fascinating insight into photographic images made surreptitiously or without the explicit permission of those depicted. Spanning a variety of lens-based media from the late nineteenth century to the present day, the exhibition will offer an illuminating and provocative perspective on subjects both iconic and taboo.”The show comprises work by a range of photographers, from the black-and-white reportage of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and Robert Frank to commercial work by Helmut Newton via the paparazzi shots of Ron Galella.

It’s a very broad brush and also includes a number of video installations. It’s an impressive line-up, especially when you throw in projects by lesser-known artists and amateurs and some frames taken from CCTV.

Read more on BBC.

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