New York courts rule in favour of artist who secretly photographed neighbours – but call for change in privacy laws

I`m all for artistic freedom, but having my private life photographed `in the name of art` without my consent would greatly upset me.

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Using a telephoto lens, in 2013 photographer Arne Svenson took pictures of residents in their downtown New York apartments without their knowledge. When these works, collectively forming the series ‘The Neighbours’, were first exhibited that year at Julie Saul Gallery they sparked controversy, and a lawsuit. 

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Artspeak Central is hosted by Milanka J Sullivan: Artist and former Art Dealer with a Bachelor of Education Degree. Chief interests include: Art, Education, Politics, Social Justice, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, World Religions, History and Animal Welfare.

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