Fotografie forensischer Gesichtsrekonstruktionen

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Arne Svenson fotografiert Portraits forensischer Gesichtsrekonstruktionen, mit deren Hilfe das Aussehen verstorbener Menschen ermittelt wird, deren Erscheinung aufgrund von Wunden oder Verwesung nicht festgestellt werden kann.

for5Unspeaking Likeness is a series of photographs of forensic facial reconstruction sculptures. These sculptures are commissioned by various law enforcement agencies and used for the purposes of establishing the identity of victims of suspected violent crime whose soft tissue facial features have been obliterated by either trauma or the passage of time.

I traveled around the USA and Mexico photographing these objects, treating them as live beings of whom I was taking a portrait. My point of focus was the eyes; I left the rest of the face to fall out of focus so as to better speak to the anonymity of the victim and the malleability of their existence.

Grade erschien ein Buch seiner Bilder, hier ein Artikel dazu im Guardian: Back from the dead: the photographer turning forensics into portraiture.

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