Sunday, November 23, 2008

Welcome To Sunday November 23

A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column

In Appealing Subjects, we explore the strange and wonderful relationship between photography and the law.

One aspect of this relationship is the use of photographic evidence in court. Crime scene photographs come immediately to mind, but obviously there are myriad other uses for photographic evidence: identification of persons, places, or things; depicting relationships, spatial and otherwise, between people and between things, and so on. In a contest over a will, for example, one party might offer into evidence photographs showing the obvious love and affection between that party and his rich Aunt Gertrude; the idea being that Gertrude could not have been of sound mind when she left him out of the will.


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