Government Secrecy Through Photography

Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Live

Trevor Paglen, is an artist, geographer, and civilian counter-surveillance researcher.

His target, the invisible.

Paglen takes secret ideas, organizations, and literally photographs them with his camera. Literally, Area 51, NSA spy satellite orbits, secret bases and more.

I’ve been interested in the question of the visible and the invisible for a very long time, What happens when you push an image to the point where it breaks, when you push vision to the point where it collapses?


They Watch the Moon, 2010
Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass, 2008
Paglen, shooting with his telescopic camera 
Unmarked 737 at “Gold Coast” Terminal, Las Vegas, Nevada; Distance ~ 1 mile, 10:44pm, 2007