VOYEURISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Even though I want to focus on Voyeurism in a more observational way, The term coming from the French voyeur, "one who looks" and observe people in their natural environment without them being aware I thought I would look at the original meaning in more depth before I progress and look at it within photography as this is a medium I am quite interested in using:
Kohei Yoshiyuki (吉行耕平 Yoshiyuki Kōhei, born 1946) is a Japanese photographer who attracted much attention in 1979 with his exhibition "Kōen" (公園, Park) at the Komai Gallery, Tokyo. The black-and-white photographs were presented in a book published in 1980 that is "nominally a soft-core voyeur's manual", with photographs of people in sexual activities in Shinjuku and Yoyogi parks (both in Tokyo), mostly with unknown spectators around them. The photographs were taken with a 35 millimetre camera and infrared flashbulbs. Gerry Badger and others have commented on how the photographs raise questions about the boundaries between spectator, voyeur and participant.