Museum Watch: London Calling

Posted by David Ozanich — 15 Sep 2010


In the spirit of today’s emerging surveillance theme, if you’re passing through London in the next couple weeks, make some time to check out the photography exhibit Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance & the Camera at the Tate Modern.

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.

That's a pretty sexy list with some big names. Check out a cool curator-narrated tour of the show here. The show closes October 3rd.

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