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Trevor Paglen explains "black sites"

Photographer Trevor Paglen explains his process of trying to capture "black sites" — places that intelligence agencies and the military claim do not exist. Paglen specifically references a photograph he took of the Dugway Proving Ground, a U.S. Army facility in Utah. Paglen explains that although he photographed the site from almost forty-five miles away, it was harder to get a clear shot of this facility than of the planet Jupiter.

  • Total running time: 3 min. 34 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Trevor Paglen
  • SFMOMA Release Date: July 2012