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Tumblr pairs mugshots with Facebook profile pics

In Duplo attempts to illustrate the "space that exists between how people present themselves and how the law presents them."


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Posted on Jun 4, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:17 pm CDT

If you were thrown before the police camera right now, what face would you make? Would you smile? Would you cry? Or would you stand there emotionless and resigned? Whatever you end up doing, odds are it won’t be your favorite photo.

Profile pictures, on the other hand, give you the opportunity to set up perfect lighting, pose for hours, and shoot and re-shoot until you get the perfect portrait.

A Tumblr called In Duplomeaning “in double, or “in duplicate” in Latin, is a collection of booking photos placed next to the arrestees’ profile pictures. There are no names or arrest details; the photos alone give insight to how your circumstances can change the way you present yourself.

Below are a few of our favorites.

Related: Bad Moms Online

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*First Published: Jun 4, 2013, 8:00 am CDT