From the series Love in Winter, 1979
Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera
Alice Lutz the wife of Oliver Lutz, that I wrote about in an earlier blog, came back from the Tate Britain opening of the "EXPOSED Voyerism, Surveillance and the Camera" exhibit in London and surprised me with the book from the show. An extremely fascinating show I wish I could have attended in person.
The Book is divided into 5 Parts:
- The Unseen Photographer
- Voyeurism and Desire
- Celebrity and the Public Gaze
- Witnessing Violence
Each part shows photography from the beginning of its history until present time and illuminates the progress of perhaps what we consider permissible.
The picture above is from the "Voyerism and Desire" part of the Show. The reason I am showing it here is because it seems to be the one that hits me the strongest. When I close the book it still lingers in my mind. I don't know if it is the brutality, the sexuality or that I just simply feel haunted by it.
What do you think?