SFMOMA to Present Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and The Camera Since 1870

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- From October 30, 2010, through April 17, 2011, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the U.S. debut of a major survey that examines photography’s role in invasive looking. Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870 is co-organized by SFMOMA and Tate Modern, and gathers more than 200 pictures that together form a timely inquiry into the ways in which artists and everyday people alike have probed the camera’s powerful voyeuristic capacity. 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. Conceived by SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography Sandra S. Phillips