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Eva Beazar

In passports and in other official documents, we use passport photos as an objective reflection of who we are. They have a standard format and the way we have to look into the camera is predetermined. In the 19th century, the French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon used mugshots (his own invention) as a scientific method to study faces on features for criminals.

To call the composite photos in A constructed family scientific documents, would be unfitting. Eva Beazar portraits almost seem to have been drawn with charcoal. Instead of actual registrations, we see hybrid people, composed of several people who are important in her life.