Topic: Execution

Ruth Snyder
The Backstory

The First Photograph of an Execution by Electric Chair

With Tennessee Senators voting to reinstate the electric chair to execute capital inmates, TIME looks at the first known photograph of this controversial form of capital punishment.

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Syria War Crimes Evidences
The Backstory

Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of photographs, or lack thereof, following the leak of a 55,000 photograph archive by a Syrian military police photographer documenting the deaths of some 11,000 detainees who had been executed, and in many cases tortured.

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