Public privacy.

“In the context of a modern city, a private self is both protected from the public gaze, and projected theatrically : the metropolis furnishes anonymity, but that very anonymity is what allows an individual’s interiority to be revealed”

 

- Intimate Metropolis : Urban Subjects in The Modern City

 

This series is about the city of London. London, for me, is a city which portrays a paradox of privacy. London, in my opinion, like no other, gives its people a sense of impersonality and anonymity, while at the same time giving them a sense of being incessantly controlled and monitored, rendering them anonymous for the millions who surround each other daily, but as close acquaintances for the authorities. This poses the question: How much of that interiority does this city allows us to show? In London, could we ever achieve public privacy?

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