Conference: 2012 SPE National Conference Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public / Private Divide in Photography

Photography’s relationship with intimacy and voyeurism is as old as the medium itself. From its inception photographs have been used to sustain, affirm, or remember loved ones, expressing intimate and profound connections between people. At the same time photography has offered voyeuristic pleasure, allowing the viewer to see without being seen, to take visual pleasure without risk to oneself. Rarely can photographs themselves be clearly divided into one or the other of these categories. Images become voyeuristic or intimate based on context, societal expectations and interpretations.

San Francisco, CA
March 22-25, 2012 @ Hyatt Regency

Featured Speakers: Sharon Olds