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This photograph is an image of a hunting camera used by rural landowners to protect their property from human and non-human trespassers. This photograph proves that citizens are repurposing surveillance technologies for their own security and usage. The research that contextualizes this photograph argues that CCTV cameras and contemporary surveillance practices have inspired citizens to use unique methods of surveillance for their own needs.
Submission Year: 
Photographer's affiliation: 
Graduate student
Academic areas: 
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Surveillance camera hidden in a tree
Grad student
School of Graduate Studies
Analytics and Digital Technologies
Society, Culture and Human Behaviour
Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC)
Location of photograph: 
Markstay, Ontario
Photographer's name: 
Stéfy McKnight
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Graduate Student, Cultural Studies