Photographer Documents Secret Satellites — All 189 of Them

June 22nd, 2008

Via: Wired:

For most people, photographing something that isn’t there might be tough. Not so for Trevor Paglen.

His shots of 189 secret spy satellites are the subject of a new exhibit — despite the fact that, officially speaking, the satellites don’t exist. The Other Night Sky, on display at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum through September 14, is only a small selection from the 1,500 astrophotographs Paglen has taken thus far.

“The National Reconnaissance Office cannot classify Kepler’s laws of planetary motion,” Paglen says. “They just work … and they’re unbelievably accurate.”

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