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"Crime Scenes | A Hundred Years of Photographic Evidence" is a groundbreaking exhibition exploring photography's vital role in legal evidence. The works in show range from cases dating from 1900 to present day.

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Can a photograph demonstrate, reveal or prove what really happened? Certainly a photograph shows something that once existed. But does that mean that it is always ‘the truth’? Crime Scenes | A Hundred Years of Photographic Evidence is the first exhibition ever to show how photography has been used as visual evidence. From Alphonse Bertillon’s metrical photographs, used in early twentieth-century …

Can a photograph demonstrate, reveal or prove what really happened? Certainly a photograph shows something that once existed. But does that mean that it is always ‘the truth’? Crime Scenes | A Hundred Years of Photographic Evidence is the first exhibition ever to show how photography has been used as visual evidence. From Alphonse Bertillon’s metrical photographs, used in early twentieth-century murder cases, right through to the reconstruction of drone attacks in Pakistan in 2012, Crime Scenes presents eleven case studies illustrating the use of photography as legal evidence over the past …

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Wilhelminakade 332
Rotterdam, NL