Saturday, 20 April 2013


Tate exhibition: EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

After looking at voyeurism and researching into the subject I kept coming across the Tate exhibition: EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.
I thought this would be perfect for my research as it looks at Voyeurism and photography but also incorporates surveillance which is something I am becoming increasingly interested in whilst researching about 'being watched.'

Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera
Tate Modern: Exhibition
28 May – 3 October 2010

Exposed offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted. With photographs from the late nineteenth century to present day, the pictures present a shocking, illuminating and witty perspective on iconic and taboo subjects. 

Beginning with the idea of the ‘unseen photographer’, Exposed presents 250 works by celebrated artists and photographers including Brassaï’s erotic Secret Paris of the 1930s images; Weegee’s iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe; and Nick Ut’s reportage image of children escaping napalm attacks in the Vietnam War. Sex and celebrity is an important part of the exhibition, presenting photographs of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Paris Hilton on her way to prison and the assassination of JFK. Other renowned photographers represented in the show include Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Walker Evans, Robert FrankNan Goldin, Lee Miller, Helmut Newton and Man Ray

The UK is now the most surveyed country in the world. We have an obsession with voyeurism, privacy laws, freedom of media, and surveillance – images captured and relayed on camera phones, YouTube or reality TV.

Much of Exposed focuses on surveillance, including works by both amateur and press photographers, and images produced using automatic technology such asCCTV. The issues raised are particularly relevant in the current climate, with topical debates raging around the rights and desires of individuals, terrorism and the increasing availability and use of surveillance. Exposed confronts these issues and their implications head-on.

… promises to be a magnificent, intriguing, sometimes shocking, sometimes risque show’
Evening Standard

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