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Documenting Government Secrecy Through Fine Art Photography

Turning top secret organizations and classified locations into fine art inspiration.
December 5, 2013, 5:12pm

Taking photographs of secret government bases sounds complicated enough, but imagine capturing images of hidden places from over 30 miles away. Enter Trevor Paglen, an artist, geographer, and counter-surveillance researcher.

They Watch the Moon, 2010Keyhole Improved Crystal From Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance Satellite; USA 186), 2008Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass, 2008  Chemical and Biological Weapons Proving Ground/Dugway; UT/Distance approx. 42 miles; 11:17 a.m., 2006 Paglen, shooting with his telescopic camera Unmarked 737 at "Gold Coast" Terminal, Las Vegas, Nevada; Distance ~ 1 mile, 10:44pm, 2007 Four Geostationary Satellites Above the Sierra Nevada, 2007