Worth a look: Trevor Paglen’s Limit-Telephotography examining top secret US military activity


Morning Commute (Gold Coast Terminal) - Las Vegas, NV - Distance ~ 1 mile - 6:26 a.m.

Morning Commute (Gold Coast Terminal) - Las Vegas, NV - Distance ~ 1 mile - 6:26 a.m.

Trevor Paglen‘s work on the hidden aspects the American military is well worth a look. Peeking into the hidden corners of the American military, his work previously has focused on the patches worn by top secret military units (available as a book, as well), code names used by secret agents, CIA black sites, and signatures found on documents used during “extraordinary rendition”. His new work, Limit-Telephotography, focuses on top secret military facilities that are located in some of the most remote areas of the United States. Using astronomy equipment, Paglen is able to take photographs from miles away, giving the images a hazy quality that speaks volumes about just how little we know about the top secret and confidential American government operations. Be sure not to miss the accounts of Paglen’s trips to photograph these sites, too.

Required supplemental reading: the Washington Post’s two-year long investigation into Top Secret America.

(via The Spinning Head)


  1. Boleslaw Bierut says:

    But is it legal? Is he not endangering the security of your country? Think about it.

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  3. This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped
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