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Exposed : Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

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Exposed : Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Time: May 28, 2010 to October 3, 2010
Location: Tate Modern
Street: Bankside
City/Town: London SE1 9TG
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Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Tate Modern
Latest Activity: May 26, 2010

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Event Description

An insight into photographic images made surreptitiously or without the explicit permission of those depicted.

Spanning a variety of lens-based media from the late nineteenth century to the present day, the exhibition offers an illuminating and provocative perspective on subjects both iconic and taboo.

Aided and abetted by the camera, voyeurism and surveillance provoke uneasy questions about who is looking at whom, and whether for power or for pleasure.

The show examines the history of what might be called invasive looking by bringing together more than 250 works of photography and film by well-known figures including Brassaï, Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank,Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Thomas Ruff, Paul Strand, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand.

The exhibition also includes images made by amateur photographers, press photographers, and in some cases automatic systems such as CCTV.

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Comment by Michael Wong on May 26, 2010 at 18:28
A preview of the exhibition by the British Journal of Photography can be found here.
Comment by Michael Wong on May 17, 2010 at 10:49
A discussion on this exhibition can be found here.

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