HAVE WE BECOME A SOCIETY OF VOYEURS?
This Friday, London’s Tate Modern will be launching its most audacious photography exhibition depicting scenes so intrusive that it is disturbing. From death to sex, the 250 photographs spread over thirteen rooms are images that are by no means meant for the public eye. Not only does the exhibition expose our current society as voyeurs, but also as exhibitionists which has become interdependent in fueling this big bad mean machine of increasingly obsessive surveillance and voyeurism.
In a present-day society that gets its kicks from YouTube videos and Facebook photos, the outrageously intrusive exhibition will be exploring the line between surveillance and voyeurism and how technology, in this case the camera, appears to have fueled a human phenomenon that has always been present. Further to this conclusion, the exhibition is particularly relevant in today’s political climate, which has seen CCTV surveillance in the UK increase dramatically. Exposed will include works by amateur as well as press photographers to illustrate the privacy debate surrounding the rise of technology and social media in particular as well as surveillance.