Spies Like Us

Demonstration from a STASI disguise workshop, via Simon Menner
If Germany’s a little touchy about Google’s Street View panopticon, maybe it has something to do with how, for the last half of the last century, half the country was obsessively spying on each other.
At Conscientious, Simon Menner writes about his utterly fascinating look at the visual and photographic legacy of the STASI.
Things Magazine on Menner’s project: “The aesthetic appreciation of banality is very much a luxury of free democracy.” Ouch.
Simon Menner | Images from the secret STASI Archives [jmcolberg via c-monster]