If you are used to watch “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, you will love the new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! Until july 31st, 2016, the museum proposes an exhibition dedicated to photographs that have been used for criminal investigation. The installation features some 70 works, drawn entirely from The Met collection, ranging from the 1850s to the present.
“This exhibition explores the multifaceted intersections between photography and crime, from 19th-century “rogues’ galleries” to work by contemporary artists inspired by criminal transgression”, explains the curator.
Among the highlights of the exhibition is Alexander Gardner’s documentation of the events following the assassination of President Lincoln, as well as rare forensic photographs by Alphonse Bertillon, the French criminologist who created the system of criminal identification that gave rise to the modern mug shot.
Also on display is a selection of vintage news photographs related to cases notorious, such as a study of John Dillinger’s feet in a Chicago morgue in 1934 and Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.
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