by Megan Daly
A product of his curiosity about contemporary surveillance and formal citizenship, David Whitelaw's project Every[one] is known (2018), featured in Issue #2, Fame, starts a conversation about present-day concepts of 'identity'. The passport-style, square photographs, disguised behind a misted lens, conjure questions of how we are categorised and identified as people - under the scrutiny of those watching, and to ourselves. Whitelaw demonstrates how, under the omniscient eye of the camera, the notion of the individual begins to fade away.
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