Police body cams were introduced to create a layer of accountability and to dissuade misconduct. And while the jury is still out over the effectiveness of the technology, Professor Bryce C. Newell believes they have the potential to “force sensitive data and stressful episodes in private citizens’ lives into public view, easily accessible online.”
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Allen and Sarah discuss the implications of body cam technology and how visual evidence can be both a blessing and a curse for all parties caught on camera.
Also in this episode: TheBlkGaze interviews Black photographers in the UK, Victor Moriyama photographs the dangerous “sport” of bus surfing in Brazil, Balenciaga uses deep fakes for its SS22 fashion show, Gary Hershorn is a damn treasure, and the Big Picture Natural World Photographer winners.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Body Cameras Help Monitor Police But Can Invade People’s Privacy (via Civil Beat)
- TheBlkGaze interviews Kwame Koda
- Living on the Margins, ‘Surfing’ on the Buses (via NYT)
- Balenciaga staged a deep-fake Spring Summer S22 fashion show (via i-d)
- Big Picture Natural World Photography winners