Kenyon College

Trevor Paglen – Scholarly Articles


Below is a bibliography of scholarly articles addressing the work of Trevor Paglen. 

Beckman, K. “Telescopes, Transparency, and Torture: Trevor Paglen and the politics of exposure.” Art Journal vol. 66, issue 3 (2007), 62-67.

Gustafsson, Henrik. “Foresight, Hindsight and State Secrecy in the American West: The Geopolitical Aesthetics of Trevor Paglen.” Journal of Visual Culture vol. 12, issue 1 (April 1, 2013), 148-164.

Paglen, Trevor. “The Expeditions: Landscape as Performance.” TDR: The Drama Review vol. 55, issue 2 (Summer 2011), 3.

Paglen, Trevor. “Goatsucker: Toward a spatial theory of state secrecy.” Environment and Planning D-Society & Space vol. 28, issue 5 (October 2010), 759-771.

Paglen, Trevor. The Last Pictures. New York: Creative Time Books; Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, 2012.

Paglen, Trevor. “Late September at an Undisclosed Location in the Nevada Desert.” Cultural Geographies vol. 13, issue 2 (April 2006), 293-300.

Paglen, Trevor. “Pictures from Nowhere: Three Moments.” Art Journal vol 66, issue 3 (October 2007), 57.

Paglen, Trevor. “Recording Carceral Landscapes.” Leonardo Music Journal vol. 16 (2006), 56-57.

Paglen, Trevor. “Trevor Paglen.” Aperture, issue 204 (October 1, 2011), 67-68.

Stallabrass, Julian. “Negative Dialectics in the Google Era: A Conversation with Trevor Paglen.” October no. 138 (Fall 2011), 3-14.

Thompson, Nato. Experimental Geography. Essays by Jeffrey Kastner and Trevor Paglen. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Melville House; New York: Independent Curators International, 2008.

Thompson, Nato. “Strategic Visuality: A Project by Four Artist/Researchers – Trevor Paglen, The Speculative Archive, J. Morgan Puett with Jorge Colombo, and the Center for Tactical Magic.” Art Journal vol. 63, issue 1 (2004), 38-61.

Van Tomme, Niels. Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen. Baltimore: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, 2014.


Trevor Paglen
(American, American b. 1974)

LACROSSE/ONYX V near Cepheus (Synthetic Aperture Radar Reconnaissance Satellite; USA 182), 2008.
48 x 60 inches.

Courtesy of Metro Pictures, Altman Siegel Gallery, and Galerie Thomas Zander.