Museum für Fotografie - 'The Field Has Eyes ...’: Images of the Surveillant Gaze

Surveillance is not only a current topic, but also a historic phenomenon. While the show Watching You, Watching Me (also on view now) takes contemporary surveillance as its theme, the exhibition The Field Has Eyes. Images of the Surveillant Gaze turns to history and addresses the particular sense of unease that surveillance has always caused, whether it was religiously or politically motivated.
The exhibition brings together 75 prints, books, photographs and examples of optical apparatus to present a visual and cultural history of the controlling gaze from the 16th to the 20th century.
The exhibition will be on view until July 2, 2017

Unknown Photographer, "The big horn antenna, weighing 380 tons, at the earth station at Andover, Maine", 30.03.1965, Photograph © Collection Idylle + Desaster, Bogomir Ecker
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