Trevor Paglen

 

Art, Contemporary Photographers, General Culture, Politics

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“For most people, photographing something that isn’t there might be tough. Not so for Trevor Paglen. His shots of 189 secret spy satellites are the subject of a new exhibit — despite the fact that, officially speaking, the satellites don’t exist. […] Satellites are just the latest in Paglen’s photography of supposedly nonexistent subjects. To date, he’s snapped haunting images of various military sites in the Nevada deserts, torture taxis (private planes that whisk people off to secret prisons without judicial oversight) and uniform patches from various top-secret military programs.” (source)