Exhibition "Burden of proof. The construction of Visual Evidence from the Holy Shroud to Satellite Images"
Turin, from 27 January to 1 May
Camera - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia - will host the exhibition, a coproduction by Le Bal (Paris), Photographers’ Gallery (London) and Netherlands FotoMuseum (Rotterdam).
The exposition analyses the history of forensic photography and displays a collection of pieces spanning over one hundred years of history: from the first photos appearing in courts of law to the satellite photos used by human rights organisations to report the killing of civilians, like after drone attacks. These powerful photographs are very different from one another but share the terrible violence that they document and substantiate.
Camera has selected eleven case studies in order to illustrate a scientific approach to photography as a tool in the hands of justice. Compared to the research conducted in the fine arts field, this one is certainly very different but it does not lack a sort of grim charm, dignified by the weight of history.
Intesa Sanpaolo is Institutional Partner of Camera and supports the initiatives carried out by the foundation.