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Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence

Weizman, Eyal and Varvia, Christina. 2015. Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence. In: "Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence", The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016. [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type:

Show/Exhibition
Creators: Weizman, Eyal and Varvia, Christina
Abstract or Description:

Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence examines the way photographic images have been harnessed as evidence in instances of crimes or acts of violence suffered by individuals or groups.

The use of photography as factual evidence in the courtroom became an essential tool in the service of justice from the late 1800s. Over the following century however, the reliability of photographic ‘facts’ were ardently debated, sometimes legitimately contested and often contradicted.

The exhibition presents eleven case studies spanning the period from the invention of ‘metric’ photography of crime scenes in the 19th century to the reconstruction of a drone attack in Pakistan in 2012 using digital and satellite technologies. These offer an analysis of the historical and geopolitical contexts in which the images appeared, as well as their purpose, production process and dissemination.

Contributors: Dufour, Diane (Curator of an exhibition)
Official URL: https://forensic-architecture.org/programme/exhibi...
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Visual Cultures
Date range: 2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Related URL: https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/past-exhibitions/burden-of-proof
Event Location: The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 26441
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 15:43
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 15:43

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26441

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