Under Surveillance - The Modern Panopticon
'Under Surveillance - The Modern Panopticon' explores how surveillance cameras have slowly, and in an unobserved manner, forced their way into our daily lives. We have become almost unaware of their overwhelming and omnipresent power. The photographs invite us into an ongoing debate about the conflict between invasion of privacy, and the importance of surveillance when it comes to understanding, and making a stand against criminal behaviour. In recent years, surveillance cameras have proved vital in solving crimes. This practice raises important questions: where do we stand on individual privacy, when did it become accepted practice to have surveillance cameras in a constant gaze at us, and could this omnipresent surveillance mechanism be considered Jeremy Bentham's modern version of the Panopticon?
Daniel Balteanu • Derville Conroy • Anita Curry • Claire Duggan • Aga Kowalska • Thomas McGauran • Michael McGrath • Cindy Morrissey • Urszula Nowak • Ramune Plauskaite • Anna Przybylo • Karla Shevlin • Agnieszka Wypych •