The Easel

23rd June 2020

When Crime Photography Started to See Colour

Park’s lofty reputation grew out of his assignments in the American south for Life magazine. Around the same time, he completed an assignment on urban crime, accompanying police in their day to day tasks. The images were a revelation. Not only were they in colour, “cinematic, intense, and exquisitely composed”, they also conveyed empathy and nuance. More images are here.