TPG Activity: Dystopian Portraits

A photograph of a person sat on a dog cage with a distorted edited face.

TPG Activity: Dystopian Portraits

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This activity, created by RAKE Collective, invites you to imagine yourself as a futuristic street photographer.

The year is 2050 and the use of facial recognition technology is widespread. In order to protect the identities and privacy of ourselves and others, and to stop our faceprints from being collected and abused by governments and companies, we must now obscure the faces in all photographs.

The activity is created in the context of the major retrospective Helen Levitt: In the Street at The Photographers’ Gallery.

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About RAKE Collective

RAKE Collective is a visual research collective founded in December 2019 by multimedia artists Nancy Hurman, Flora Thomas, Vera Zurbrügg and Nuno Guerreiro de Sousa. The four met while pursuing an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. 

This activity is supported by the U.S. Embassy London.