Art bomb

News Jul 27, 2009 No Comments

Rodolphe A. Reiss, False bomb found in front of the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise,
Lausanne, January 15, 1905.

“Scientific police photographs are very rarely presented to the public, remaining stored for many years in confidential files because they transgress taboos when their subjects are violent death and crime. These pictures, taken almost a hundred years ago by Rodolphe Archibald Reiss, founder of the l’Institut de police scientifique of the Université de Lausanne, reveal their entire aesthetic dimension while retaining their intense emotional strength. As a forensic science pioneer, Reiss shows photographic skills which are unequalled in this field…” Art Daily

Andrew Frost

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