Le BAL aims to think about the role of photography in our society, but also of our understanding of history. The status of images too often oscillates between those who automatically believe in the truth of an image and those who dispute it. We wanted to explore how experts and historians in charge of investigating crimes develop processes to turn images into “proof.” The photograph documents the scene where the act occurred, making the consequences visible. But can we really learn something from what we see in a picture?
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