In camera and in public
Taking a look at society through the lens of the state, the photographer on the street, the artist and the eye of the voyeur, In camera and in public examines the abandonment of the contract between photographer and subject.
Ranging from candid street photography through to surveillance photography, In camera and in public explores the camera and its relationship to the subject unaware of being photographed. From images taken in public spaces, including a series of striking faces taken on the Paris metro, the exhibition proceeds to the grainy anxiety of de-classified ASIO photos from 1949 to 1980. At the heart of CCP galleries are Percy Grainger’s extraordinary naked self-portraits from his so-called ‘lust branch’ collection, hand printed by Grainger between 1933 and 1942. Here the camera is turned on himself, in camera.
In camera and in public will be opened by The Honourable Justice Betty King, Supreme Court of Victoria, who will also launch Artlink’s Art & Surveillance issue guest edited by Natalie King and Virginia Fraser.
Warning: Full-frontal nudity, adult concepts. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian.