What an inspiring day! Today we had a visiting lecturer, Keith Smith who is a crime scene photographer. He explained to us how it’s not as glamorous as the television show but it still had me on the edge of my seat. I’ve always been interested in forensics and how officers work to unveil a story to bring justice to its victims.
The social impact this had in NSW was that mug shots and crime scene photographs slowly started appearing in local newspapers and street “wanted” posters. People living in this period would have been able to identify and “dob” in the criminal to police – sometimes even to be rewarded with a sum of money.
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer , who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at from April 25-27 by .