Why photograph people? Sousveillance from Hippolyte Bayard to Sue Ford

 The surveillance of others transgresses a taboo - that of privacy. Surveillance of the self, particularly of the face, in the history of art and more recently photography, has a different emphasis. "Who am I?" ask the self-portraits by Rembrandt of us, the viewer. It is this dynamic begun by the great portraitists of the pre-photographic era that is deepened by the advent of photography.

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