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.
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