press release

"...promises to be a magnificent, intriguing, sometimes shocking, sometimes risque show". The Evening Standard

Exposed offers a fascinating look 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.

Beginning with the idea of the 'unseen photographer', Exposed presents 250 works by celebrated artists and photographers including Brassaï's erotic Secret Paris of the 1930s images; Weegee's iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe; and Nick Ut's reportage image of children escaping napalm attacks in the Vietnam War. Sex and celebrity is an important part of the exhibition, presenting photographs of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Paris Hilton on her way to prison and the assassination of JFK. Other renowned photographers represented in the show include Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Lee Miller, Helmut Newton and Man Ray.

The UK is now the most surveyed country in the world. We have an obsession with voyeurism, privacy laws, freedom of media, and surveillance – images captured and relayed on camera phones, YouTube or reality TV.

Much of Exposed focuses on surveillance, including works by both amateur and press photographers, and images produced using automatic technology such as CCTV. The issues raised are particularly relevant in the current climate, with topical debates raging around the rights and desires of individuals, terrorism and the increasing availability and use of surveillance. Exposed confronts these issues and their implications head-on.

Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870

Künstler: Vito Acconci, Merry Alpern, Nobuyoshi Araki, Richard Avedon, Stephen Barker, E.J. Bellocq, Doris Banbury, Letizia Battaglia, Felice Beato, Denis Beaubois, Auguste Belloc, Guy Bourdin, Brassaï, Harry Callahan, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Emile Chappuis, Rudolf Cisar, Larry Clark, Jordan Crandall, Bill Dane, Thomas Demand, Lucinda Devlin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Georges Dudognon, Jimmie A. Duncan, Harold Eugene Edgerton, Morris Engel, Horace Engle, Bill Eppridge, Mitch Epstein, Walker Evans, Harun Farocki, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Ron Galella, Alexander Gardner, Dave Gatley, Arnold Genthe, Marcello Geppetti, Nan Goldin, Alair Gomes, John Goodman, Richard Gordon, John Gossage, Rudolph Herrmann, Tom Howard, Willoughby Wallace Hooper, Emily Jacir, Alison Jackson, Yale Joel, George E. Kelly, Michael Klier, Shai Kremer, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Laurie Long, Chip Lord, Benjamin Lowy, Oliver Lutz, Andreas Magdanz, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Martin, Leonard McCombe, Susan Meiselas, Enrique Metinides, Lee Miller, Felix-Jacques Moulin, Bruce Nauman, Helmut Newton, Simon Norfolk, Louis Camille d´Olivier, Jonathan Olley, Gilles Peress, Pierre Louis Pierson, Peter Piller, Giuseppe Primoli, Barbara Probst, John Reekie, Jacob August Riis, Sophie Ristelhueber, Thomas Ruff, Mark Ruwedel, Erich Salomon, William Saunders, Tazio Secchiaroli, Ben Shahn, Stephen Shames, Jules Spinatsch, Wolfgang Stoerchle, Cecil Stoughton, Paul Strand, Miroslav Tichy, Cammie Toloui, Nick Ut, Mamie Van Doren, Chris Verene, H.R. Voth, Weegee , Lewis Wickes, Ad Windig, Garry Winogrand, Shizuka Yokomizo, Kohei Yoshiyuki, Abraham Zapruder ...

28.05.10 - 03.10.10 Tate Modern, London
30.10.10 - 17.04.11 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
21.05.11 - 18.09.11 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis