|Artist / Creator||Ginger Burrell|
|Press Name||Midnight Moon Press|
|Place of Publication||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Process / Technique||Archival inkjet|
|Number of Images||12 illustrations|
|Structure / Binding||Long-stitch binding with an expandable file in a folded cover|
|Medium / Materials||12 slides with original photos, slide viewer, custom box|
|Paper Stock||Acid free cardstock|
|Number of Pages||36 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.5 x 2.5 x 2 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 10|
|Box / Wrapper||Custom divided box with hinged lid|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered|
Public Privacy examines the tension between our need for privacy and the transparency of modern life. Just as our windows allow us to see out during the day, at night they become view screens to the passerby. Our devices allow us great personal freedom, but at what personal cost? Whether through open curtains or social media posting our permission to watch is implicit. In an age of Facebook, Instagram and Google Earth how is it that we have any expectation of privacy at all? Public Privacy highlights the way that we have made our lives more accessible by virtue of the devices, companies and services that surround us. Whether by the cameras on our tablets, game consoles and computers; by the GPS trackers in our phones and cars; or by the data gathering of our entertainment and shopping choices, our lives have become open books.
Artist BioGinger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She often collaborates with her husband, Greg, who is adept at U-turns because there is something that really needs photographed. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University's school of Art and Design. She teaches Book Arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger's primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections.