PL diCorcia on Heads


General Photography

People ask me occasionally about photography like PL diCorcia’s Heads (which I think is one of the best series of portraiture done in whatever you call the first decade of the 21st Century) and privacy. My response typically is in line with what the artist says in this video clip. I usually add one more point: If you’re really concerned about privacy, why go after that tiny group of artists, instead of complaining about corporations and the government, whose surveillance cameras are much more ubiquitous - and you don’t even really know what they’re doing with the images they take of you? (video found here)