Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillnce and the Camera Since 1870 is a new show organized by the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art in partnership with London's Tate Modern. It opens Oct. 30 at SFMOMA. The show tracks photography's role in breaching the boundaries of public and private.
Works by major artists, including Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Lee Miller, Thomas Ruff, Paul Strand, and Weegee, will be presented alongside photographs made by amateurs, professional journalists, and governmental agencies, exploring the larger cultural significance of voyeurism and surveillance technology.
“Human hunger for seeing the forbidden has not changed,” says curator Sandra Phillips from SFMOMA. “This show explores invasion and the rules of privacy.”