Photographer captures 189 secret spy satellites

0 Posted by - June 23, 2008 - Blog, Design, Visual art

Wired has published an interview with Trevor Paglen, photographer and “experimental geographer”, whose most recent work features a collection of 189 photos of officially non-existent spy satellites.

In taking these photos, Paglen is trying to draw a metaphorical connection between modern government secrecy and the doctrine of the Catholic Church in Galileo’s time.

“What would it mean to find these secret moons in orbit around the earth in the same way that Galileo found these moons that shouldn’t exist in orbit around Jupiter?” Paglen says.

Image: Trevor Paglen, Lacrosse/Onyx IV Near Alfirk (USA 152, 48 x 60 inches, C-Print, 2008

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