From 26 January to 20 August 2023
Founder of the world’s first school of forensic science at the University of Lausanne, Rodolphe Archibald Reiss (1875-1929) was an internationally renowned criminalist. He put his mastery of photography to use in his science, developing photographic techniques that are still used today. The exhibition details his photographic methods applied to crime scenes, counterfeit banknotes, murderers’ weapons, burglars’ tools, tattoos or fingerprints. A comparison is made with the instruments used a century ago and those used today in forensic science. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the School of Criminal Sciences of the UNIL.