The Ugly Beauty of Mug Shots

September 21st, 2006 by Larry Smith

The photo you don’t want to be in? The mugshot. That’s the story of Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots at the Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC. LeastWanted.jpgThey say: “The selection demonstrates that mugshots, taken under duress, can be as full of truth and beauty as more cooperative masterpieces of studio portraiture.” You’ve got till mid-October to make your to the gallery to see these 200 uneasy pieces of the American story.