Monday, 7 June 2010

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

"Exposed offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted."
London's Tate Modern currently has an intriguing exhibition on display which I would very much like to visit. From 28th May to 3rd October the general public can catch a glimpse of all the pictures we were never meant to see. I am expecting the ultimate in privacy invasion, with lots of sex and drugs and policemen. The sections of the exhibition are 'The Unseen Photographer', 'Celebrity and the Public Gaze', 'Voyeurism and Desire', 'Witnessing Violence', and 'Surveillance'. The Tate's latest taboo show appears to be crafting an uncomfortable relationship between the audience and the unsuspecting subject - our hunger for the secretive is obviously going to be overfed to the point where some onlookers will become just as much in the wrong as the photographers and CCTV cameras.

Work is on show from war photographerAlexander Gardner, early 20th century celebrity snapper Weegee, contemporary photographer Alison Jackson, fashion imagery icons Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton, and plennnty more.

1 comment:

  1. sounds really intersting. reminds me of that Hitchcok film - Rear Window