Photo Mortis

Wood, Bret
March 2000
Art Papers Magazine;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p18
The article discusses the resurrection of photographs of crime and death. These images of crime and death were not produced by self-avowed artists, nor were they intended as art. In most cases, the photographer consciously avoided any technique that might be construed as visual styling and narrative. The unifying feature of these photographs is the cold objectivity given by the cameras. The intention of this technique is to record absolute facts and not to suggest emotion. This goal is well served by the high-contrast monochromatic photography.


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