Lawbreaking In Photography

What a wonderful idea for an exhibition. From the Met Fifth Avenue:

Since the earliest days of the medium, photographs have been used for criminal investigation and evidence gathering, to record crime scenes, to identify suspects and abet their capture, and to report events to the public. Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning March 7, explores the multifaceted intersections between photography and crime, from 19th-century “rogues’ galleries” to work by contemporary artists inspired by criminal transgression. The installation will feature some 70 works, drawn entirely from the Met collection, ranging from the 1850s to the present.

Exhibition ends on July 31, 2016. If you’re really interested in photography and its relation to crime and law, a must read is Allan Sekula’s The Body and the Archive.