Vista of Porto's Cathedral (top of the hill) from the Centro Portugues de Fotografia. The Centro is located in what was once Porto's municipal prison. From early on, photography was used here to establish a connection between physiognomy and criminality (phrenology and other kinds of pseudo-science). The aim was that 'good society' could easily be distinguished from 'bad company'. Photography is not and never was innocent.
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