|Trevor Paglen describes Limit-Telephotography on his website as trying to uncover what is commonly described with the cliché “out of sight, out of mind”. His site provides material on areas which are that exceptionally hidden or cordoned-off that they are simply impossible to see with the unaided eye.|
It’s a world with its own massive landscapes, its own corporations and privately-held firms, its own workers sworn to lifelong secrecy, its own engineers, pilots, accountants, mail deliverers, garbage collectors, and truck drivers. It is a landscape produced through secrecy, compartmentalization, and is largely immune from public oversight.
This project explores militarism and state secrecy through the fragmented images, sounds, histories, and documents that these restricted landscapes exude.