Looking at celebrity: Alison Jackson on TED.com

Why can’t you make it through the checkout line without flipping through page after page of pregnant celebs in Us magazine? Alison Jackson knows why. In her work, she photographs the people you think you recognize doing what you really want to see. And in the process, she’s questioning our shared desire to get personal with celebrity culture. Funny and sometimes shocking, Jackson’s work contains some graphic images. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 17:36.)

(via TEDblog)

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. So she makes a living out of being a liar? Honorable.

  2. Thank you for posting this, very interesting!

  3. She was great to listen to. I’m someone who really doesn’t pay attention to what happens in popular culture but I find myself engrossed in the tabloid covers every time I go to the supermarket. Listening to her I realized it has more to do with voyeurism. Looking at those magazines does have a feel of taking your dog for a walk and seeing a celebrity breaking down on your street. Thanks for sharing that.