Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen

Social scientist, artist, writer, and provocateur Trevor Paglen has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies—the “black world”—for the last eight years, publishing, speaking, and making astonishing photographs. As an artist, Paglen is interested in the idea of photography as truth-telling, but his mysterious, compelling pictures often stop short of traditional ideas of documentation. Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Paglen’s long-awaited first photographic monograph, published by Aperture.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.