think about all the mug shot photos of every criminal and you cant help but think when did it all begin. well we need to look back a fair few years ago to the late 19th century when a chap called Alphonse Bertillion standardised the so called “mug shot” photography it was invented in the early 19th century shortly after photographs of criminals began. the mug shot is a very important photograph in terms of perception. when looking at a mug shot you cannot help but cast aspersions on the person in the image.
Alphonse Bertillion mug shot self portrait , 22.04.1853
automatically you look at the person and have a judgement on what this person may have done obviously this was the gentlemen who invented the mugshot as we well know.