a photograph of a man covering his face and a hallway full of photographers trying to take his picture

Legal Concealers

by Marc Fischer Author

In this collection of photographs, Marc Fischer has brought together images of people covering their faces and hiding from the press. With pictures taken from 1945 to 1990, Fischer collected these photographs from newspapers in the U.S., the U.K., France, and Germany in an effort to capture a moment where press attention meets a desire for privacy. Most of these images are of people involved in court proceedings either leaving or entering the courtroom, and only photos of people actively covering their faces have been included. Fischer asks the reader to consider the moral and ethical implications of these pictures. What story do these photos tell about a crime or about the misconduct the subject has been accused of? Would the story change if the face was not covered?