When we look at a photograph it is easy to forget the presence of the photographer who brings to the image a raft of preconceived notions of what an image is supposed to look like, their own prejudices, preferences and agendas. A photograph is never anything but a subjective construction that may reveal truths but is in itself not truth by any means.
The circular placement of the images is meant to evoke a ritual space. Surveillance is ritualized, the gendered gaze is ritualized. The need for attention is ritualized in our culture.
Original sketch for P.O.V.