Picture this: The Met will feature exhibit on crime photos

NEW YORK (AP) — Picture this: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to crime.

An upcoming exhibition is called “Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play.” The museum says it will explore the “multifaceted intersection between photography and crime.”

The images range from the 19th century to the present.

They include photos taken by Alexander Gardner of events following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Other highlights include forensic images by the French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon. His system of criminal identification led to the mug shot system of today.

The exhibition opens March 7 and runs through July 31.



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