Photographer Trevor Paglen on learning to see surveillance
Trevor Paglen has built a surprising and beautiful body of photographic work around the theme of security and military infrastructure.
Underwater cables. Surveillance drones. Reconnaissance satellites.
California artist and geographer Trevor Paglen photographs the things we "don't understand how to see" — like the military infrastructure that quietly shapes our lives.
Today Paglen joins guest host Tom Power to discuss the surprising beauty of troubling things, why we shouldn't trust our eyes, and how his work has changed his online behaviour.
"The internet is quite hostile. It is preying on the fact that we are telling it our most intimate secrets."
WEB EXTRA | Unfamiliar with Paglen's work? See a few highlights, posted here with permission of the photographer, below.