State Surveillance and the Visual Landscape of War

The Museum für Fotografie and C/O Berlin are launching an institutional collaboration to present three thematically related exhibitions in Berlin that explore the topic of surveillance and photography from both historical and contemporary perspectives: Watching You, Watching Me: A Photographic Response to SurveillanceThe Field Has Eyes: Images of the Surveillant Gaze, and Watched! Surveillance, Art & Photography.

Please join the Museum für Fotografie for a talk with Watching You, Watching Me artist Tomas van Houtryve. Van Houtryve coopts surveillance technologies for use in his own creative process. Using a camera attached to a drone that he purchased, van Houtryve photographs locations and gatherings in the United States that reference American drone use—both domestically and abroad—to reflect on privacy and contemporary warfare.


  • Tomas van Houtryve is an artist, photographer, and author.

For a full schedule of public programs and tours related to the exhibitions, please visit the Museum für Fotografie and C/O Berlin websites.

Watching You, Watching Me was organized by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project and curated by Stuart Alexander, Susan Meiselas, and Yukiko Yamagata. 

Since its inception in 1998, Moving Walls has featured approximately 200 photographers whose works address a variety of social justice and human rights issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Watching You, Watching Me is the 22nd installation of the Moving Walls exhibition series.

Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 6:008:00 p.m.

Museum für Fotografie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany