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Trevor Paglen, Detachment 3, Air Force Flight Test Center, Groom Lake, NV; Distance: 26 miles, 2008

Area 51 - Trevor Paglen Documents The Invisible And Analyzes Government Secrecy Through Photography

Trevor Paglen | Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2013 | Artsy

From Altman Siegel, Trevor Paglen, Untitled (Reaper Drone) C-print, 48 × 60 in

Trevor Paglen - Altman Siegel

Trevor Paglen - Altman Siegel

NSA/GCHQ Surveillance Base, Bude, Cornwall, UK - Trevor Paglen, 2014

NSA/GCHQ Surveillance Base, Bude, Cornwall, UK - Trevor Paglen, 2014

Trevor Paglen, Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2013.Despite its miniscule size, the drone allows the dialectic between the aesthetic seduction of his images and what Paglen calls “the politics of production” to be maintained. It also proves that he was there, furtive and undetected unlike the drones. But there is a nagging feeling here: would these photographs succeed without the drone? Why must such potentially dangerous political work be so gorgeous, so welcoming of comparisons to Turner or…

From Altman Siegel, Trevor Paglen, Untitled (Reaper Drone) C-print, 48 × 60 in

Open Hangar, Cactus Flats, NV, Distance ~ 18 miles, 10:04 a.m (2007)

Secret state: Trevor Paglen documents the hidden world of governmental surveillance, from drone bases to "black sites" - Peter Popham, June The Independent, UK, via Drudge:

Trevor Paglen often folds art-historical references into his images, and he is particularly interested in painters concerned with the breakdown of representation, like J. M. W. Turner and Gerhard Richter. This photograph, of a site within the vast Nevada Test and Training Range, evokes Richter’s technique of smearing paintings with squeegees.

Trevor Paglen’s State Secrets

Trevor Paglen - “Canyon Hangars and Unidentified Vehicle;

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