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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    cloistered addition says:


    December 11th, 2009

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    Annene von Durchgerockt says:

    "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 13th, 2009

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    www.dnurv.ca says:

    "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 19th, 2009

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    chieska says:

    "mr. mark michaelson is one of my favorites."

    March 4th, 2009

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    Mark Madeo says:

    "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 25th, 2008

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    simple increase says:

    "He likes these sad criminals...and that is heartwarming."

    February 21st, 2008

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    mrbill78636 says:

    "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 12th, 2007

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    Samantha West says:

    "Thank you."

    September 29th, 2007

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    [brett walker] says:

    "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

    September 9th, 2006

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    TRAVIS-roma says:

    "the king!"

    May 6th, 2006

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    Frank Lavigne says:

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

    May 4th, 2006

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    sfrances says:

    "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 5th, 2005

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    normanhathaway says:

    "Mark fucking RULES !"

    July 1st, 2005

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    Stewf says:

    "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 4th, 2005

mark michaelson
March 2005
markmichaelson [at] mindspring.com