i collect mug shots. nobody famous.


'Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots'

published by Steidl/Kasher, October 2006


now posting from providence.


thanks 劉曉莉 for the pro account!


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December 11, 2009

Mark does himself a disservice when he says “i collect mug shots.” He’s a curator of mugs and he makes mugs happen when he makes collages happen. We don’t talk about the human face enough on Flickr but that’s okay because we have Least Wanted to show us how the human face can be dissected over and over again.

June 14, 2009

this stream may be the darkest and most intense in the entire flickr universe....i find it difficult to look at for any length of time...which ironically...is why i enjoy it so much

April 20, 2009

mr. mark michaelson is one of my favorites.

March 5, 2009

this man shows me how close I am to nobody. nobody famous, nobody seen, nobody heard, nobody wanted. and somehow, I come away feeling a little more human.

March 26, 2008
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He likes these sad criminals...and that is heartwarming.

February 22, 2008

I'm going to fave this one image as a univeral FAVE for ALL your wonderful documents and your effort to keep them archived and alive. Your Flickrsite is magnificent. I should write you a testimonial with exactly those words and after Monday, I will. Oh Pshaw...why not NOW.

October 12, 2007

Thank you.

September 29, 2007

totally brilliant,i love this mans dedication vision and creative tenacity. and now a book published by stiedl the best photobook makers on the planet. mark should have a courthouse named after him.

September 10, 2006

the king!

May 6, 2006

It's a Real pleasure maybe a RARE chance to look at a fantastic collection for FREE! and with LARGER scan.. Thanks Mark.

May 4, 2006

As we see people who are more than numbers from the past, I think he reminds us on a daily basis to see the Least Wanted with fresh eyes in the present as well. Captivating, addictive and all too human.

September 5, 2005

Mark fucking RULES !

July 1, 2005

Mark's is the first collection of Flickr photos that has truly captivated me. This is powerful stuff. Thanks to Norm for the intro.

June 4, 2005