Tuesday i went to see the "Exposed Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Exhibition which is running from the Tate Modern 28 May – 3 October 2010.
" TO PHOTOGRAPH THE VOYEURS, I NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THEM, HE HAS SAID, I BEHAVED LIKE I HAD THE SAME INTERESTS AS THE VOYEURS, BUT I WAS EQUIPPED WITH A SMALL CAMERA. MY INTENTION WAS TO CAPTURE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PARKS, SO I WAS NOT A REAL VOYUER LIKE THEM"
KOHEI YOSHIYUKI - THE PARK 1946
"when it was first shown in 1979 at the Komai Gallery in Tokyo the series of photographs were visable only by flashlight, as each visitor shone a torch over the pictures"
"...promises to be a magnificent, intriguing, sometimes shocking, sometimes risque show". The Evening Standard
Looking at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted. With photographs from the late nineteenth century to present day, the pictures present a shocking, illuminating and witty perspective on iconic and taboo subjects.
i really enjoyed it, at times it was a little over the top, the unnerving the thought of people watching you without knowing, stalking your every move is a little disturbing.