Surveillance Series

Frustrating and disturbing, Lewis Stein’s artworks reveal the systems of expectations, regulation, and control built into contemporary society. In this photographic series, the mechanical eyes of some surveillance cameras gaze back at us, revealing the unsettling relationship between object and subject.

Lewis Stein, The Surveillance Series (series of 10), 1984-1985.
Black and white photographs, 102 x 102 cm. Courtesy of the artist; Vin Vin, Vienna.