Trevor Paglen (born in 1974) is a geographer, photographer, and artist. His work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen has exhibited his work in venues including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis. He has shown in the 2008 Taipei Biennial and the 2009 Istanbul Biennial among others. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality. Paglen has received grants and awards from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Smithsonian, Art Matters, Artadia, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, LUMA foundation, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, and Aperture Foundation.