25 Photographers to Watch in 2013

Trevor Paglen

Based in: New York

Author, geographer, and technological innovator Trevor Paglen (born 1974 in Maryland) has received international recognition for his eerie, otherworldly photographs. To promote his latest project, The Last Pictures (a five-year project commissioned by Creative Time involving the assistance of materials scientists from MIT, which resulted in a book that comprises 100 images influenced by years of interviews with leading minds in philosophy, science, art and anthropology), Paglen gave talks at LACMA, SFMOMA, the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., Goethe-Institut in Amsterdam, ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, SALT in Istanbul, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, MoMA and the MIT List Visual Art Center in Cambridge, MA. He also participated in a number of group exhibitions in 2012, including How Much is Fascism at BAK (basis voor actuele kunst) in Utrecht, More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness at SITE Santa Fe, In the Holocene at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Object Fictions at James Cohan Gallery in New York, Image Counter Image at Haus der Kunst in Munich and Ministry of Truth at Boers-Li Gallery in Beijing. His work was also featured in The Liverpool Biennial, The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, and The Brighton Photo Biennial. February 2013 will see Paglen's debut solo at Metro Pictures in New York.

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Above: Trevor Paglen, They Watch The Moon, 2010, Altman Siegel, San Francisco

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