Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

In Possession of a Picture


In Possession of a Picture (2005 and ongoing) examines recent cases in which people have been stopped or detained because they were videotaping or photographing particular sites in the USA (bridges, casinos, banks, landmarks, tourist attractions, etc.), or in which people were detained for other reasons and found to be in possession of videotapes photographs of particular sites.

2008, a collection of 50 digital inkjet prints, 8×12 inches, white frames


Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.