Review: Exposed at the Tate Modern

With Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, the Tate Modern has wheeled out another blockbuster exhibition, enticing the public in with more photographs and photographers than there are varieties of baked beans in a supermarket aisle. But this time – unlike 2008′s Street and Studio, which gathered almost all genres of photography under its title’s wide umbrella – Exposed somehow threads all its loose ends together. In her book On Photography, Susan Sontag said, “The knowledge gained through still photographs will always be some kind of sentimentalism, whether cynical or humanist.” She discusses the way a photograph always prettifies any …