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About Me
Professional over 27 years of experience working in the forensic photography field, of which 11 years were spent in supervisory roles. In the past, I've held positions at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the United Nations Office on Missing Persons and Forensics (OMPF), and the Department of Forensic Medicine of the European Union mission in Kosovo (EULEX). During this time, I have worked in several different departments of law enforcement, including the office of the medical examiner. In addition to that, I've worked in the fields of archeology and humanitarian work. Collectively, these teams have represented more than twenty different nations with a wide variety of cultures.

My work included, but was not limited to, cases of sexual assault, violence against women and children, human trafficking, mass disasters, crime scenes, autopsies, cases in jails, and missing persons, including searching for evidence of mass executions and mass graves, exhumation, and identification.

In Peru, I served as a member of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF), which collaborated with organizations such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Criminal Court, the Prosecutor Office, the Human Rights Association, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Now for the past few years, I have been working as a consultant, and I have also directed a number of workshops on forensic photography for a variety of organizations and institutions. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Human Rights, Medico-legal Institute, and various ONG.
I have written a guidebook on the use of forensic photography in forensic anthropology and bioarcheology, which you can find here on this website. My photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as scientific articles, journals, magazines, and books, in the fields of forensic anthropology and bioarcheology. In addition, I have a photography exhibition that is currently on permanent display at the museum of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion in Peru. This exhibition depicts the exhumation of Putis, which is the largest mass grave that has ever been discovered in the history of Peru.

I am currently working as a consultant, but I am available for either a long-term or short-term contract.
Alain Wittmann, MSc
Forensic Photographer
International Consultant
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