As part of the 8th annual street festival Art In Odd Places I walked along 14th Street in New York City holding an enlarged seven-foot “no photos” symbol that implies a prohibition on photography and questions the constant surveillance of public spaces.

I invited pedestrians to have their photo taken with the sculpture, thereby subverting the act the sculpture denies.


A key part of the performance was interaction and discussion with people on the street. Anyone I spoke to was given a button with the same icon making the work not just about public space but the body. 

Please No Photos, Union Square Park, 2012

Please No Photos: Illinois

Before the performance in NYC I photographed iconic and non-iconic sites around southern Illinois with the symbol. 

Please No Photos, Sheriff's Office, 2012

Please No Photos, Alma, 2012

Please No Photos, Industrial Park, 2012