Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur, Swiss)

Larry Sultan / Mike Mandel – Evidence
Fotomuseum Winterthur

In 1977 Larry Sultan (1946-2009) and Mike Mandel (*1950) combed through thousands of photographs in the archives of the Bechtel Corporation, the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the U.S. Departments of the Interior, the Stanford Research Institute and a few dozen other companies, administrations and educational institutions. They were looking for photographs taken specifically for maximum objectivity. They ended up selecting a series of photographs which they printed with great care in a limited edition, as if they were art prints, with the simple title Evidence on the cover.