SMILE! YOU'RE ON CAMERA!
An exhibition of photographs by Noel Hodnett
November 14, 2013 - January 31, 2014
This body of work focuses on the extent to which the invasion of privacy is encroaching on our everyday lives. Every image in this exhibition, however diverse, playful or seemingly innocuous, portrays some element of surveillance. "SMILE! YOU'RE ON CAMERA!" no longer merely refers to one's unwitting participation in some dubious candid camera prank, the phrase has now taken on more ominous overtones.
The increased use of re-commissioned military drones, high-resolution cameras, GPS enabled devices and covert listening devices have become evermore pervasive. As Edward Snowden recently revealed, it has now reached a stage where everyone can be reasonably sure that we are, in some way or another, being monitored 24/7...all in the name of National Security. These photographs were taken on a recent trip to Nevada and Arizona.
Neon Bone Yard - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Casino - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Clown Foot - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Sahara - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Bill Board - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Downtown - Las Vegas 2013 ©
Antique Store - Boulder City 2013 ©
Big Rig Doll House - Nevada 2013 ©
Digger Dave's Bar - Chloride, Arizona 2013 ©
Mercedes Park - Chloride, Arizona 2013 ©
God Bless America - Arizona 2013 ©
Veterans Intersection - Nevada 2013 ©
Mine Notice - Arizona 2013 ©
Fence, Arizona 2013 ©
Fremont Street, Las Vegas 2013 ©
Silver Slipper - Las Vegas 2013 ©
320 - 1000 Parker Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6A 2H2
Viewing: By appointment.
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