Thursday, 7 November 2013

Privacy - a concept

Getty Images exhibition in London:

Jodie Foster caused quite a stir with her 2013 Golden Globe speech when she talked about her life as a public figure and how '... every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show.' But the actress also addressed something much bigger which speaks to us all: 'Privacy. Someday in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was.'

The proliferation and success of social media platforms reflect our collective drive to connect share and over share all aspects of our lives. With more of our lives being shared through social networks we're challenging traditional notions of privacy and applying them to our own lives. With the development of consumer technology such as unmanned drones complete with cameras, Google street view and facial recognition software those barriers are also being challenged from outside. This exhibition, curated by Getty Images, seeks to investigate changes and challenges to the traditional notions of privacy. Where do we find space now? How do we share our lives?

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