The use of “Mugshot” deviated from its fundamental objective which was to be a criminal photo ID. Diverted under cover of law on freedom of information, it caused a sensation in the world of celebrity, but also captured the attention of the art world. American Mugshot explores the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected by this iconic photograph. As one retired police officer: “The Mugshot is the most important innovation for the police off the baton to the flashlight and gun”

Duration of the full program :52 mins

Director : Dennis Mohr

Producer : offthefence

Year : 2014

Country : United States