The exhibition on surveillance issues will be set up in NYC

On the 4th of November in NYC within the global project on documentary photography Moving Walls nonprofit OSF will open exhibition Watching You, Watching Me

On the 4th of November in NYC within the global project on documentary photography Moving Walls nonprofit OSF will open exhibition Watching You, Watching Me.

The theme of the showcase – governmental, corporal and personal surveillance and observation aimed at people. The works for the exposition were selected through a contest: the participants were offered to express through their art whether or not someone has the right to follow their every step, what instruments are used with that purpose, and how the culture of global surveillance affects our society.

As a result, projects of nine photographers were selected to be displayed. On the website the organizers admit that they were impressed by the enthusiasm that the participants had shown while dealing with the subject. Some of the photographers concentrated on the technologies and mechanisms that can be engaged into the process of surveillance; others reflected on the issue by highlighting how the government and corporations make use of such instruments. The contestants shooting differently: some utilized surveillance devices to capture their images, others worked with already filmed materials – photos from historical archives, webcam recordings and Google Street View.


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“text”: “Tomas van Houtryve, A wedding in central Philadelphia”
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