CCTV is now ubiquitous in urban areas, housing developments and anywhere that people congregate, including hotels, shopping centers and transport hubs. This series explores the proliferation and deployment of CCTV in these locations, cameras often blending un-noticed into the fabric of the urban environment like lamp posts, traffic lights and signage. On a daily basis people are routinely recorded on CCTV dozens and dozens of times, with facial recognition software technology now being developed that can identify us individually and even track our movements. Although there are legal protections for the public governing CCTV recording increasing security concerns and the convergence of these facial recognition technologies with social media could ultimately eradicate our continued expectation of privacy and anonymity in public spaces and online.
Natalie Byrne • Raymond Coetzee • Stuart Pearson • Natalia Riffran • Rudy de Souza • Seán Ó Domhnaill •