Revisiting the Scene of the Crime

Photography // Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the 1940’s and 50’s, criminologist Frances Glessner Lee created hand built miniature models of actual crime scenes which were used to train detectives to assess visual evidence. The depicted crimes ranged from homicides to accidental deaths to suicides and Lee’s attention to detail was phenomenal. Photographer Corinne May Botz was able to locate eighteen of Lee’s models which she photographed for her series “The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.”

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