Arne Svenson Is Watching His Neighbors

May 17, 2017

In his controversial series “The Neighbors”, New York-based photographer, Arne Svenson, photographed his neighbors from his Manhattan apartment.

Some of the neighbors were not pleased with this activity so they sued him and lost. The court upheld this sort of thing as covered under First Amendment guaranteeing free speech and it does not need consent to be made or sold. He shot the neighbors using a bird watching telephoto lens that he inherited from a friend. This social documentation looks at the lives of everyday Americans in the privacy of their homes. Svenson also won the German Nannen Prize for this series. You can see other projects from this artist here.

- Iqvinder Singh