Sunday, June 13, 2010
From Furtive Photography by Philip Gefter a review of the Tate Modern's exhibition, Exposed,"Surveillance cameras are not only ubiquitous in our culture but ever more conspicuous in the course of our daily lives. No longer is it possible to avoid the gaze of global satellite monitors, building-mounted videocameras, or that beady little dot on our computer screens. Even cellphone images give spying new meaning: Their real-time portability can capture scenes and moments wherever you are. Still, despite these persistent new challenges to the ever-eroding “zone of privacy,” photographers have been violating personal space without consent since the medium was first invented."