About Me - Forensic Photography

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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). Over the course of this time period, I have held positions in a number of different departments within the law enforcement agency, one of which is the office of the medical examiner. In addition to that, I have experience working in the fields of archeology and humanitarian work. Collectively, these teams have represented more than twenty different nations with a wide variety of cultures.
I worked on cases involving 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. However, my work did not limit itself to these specific types of cases.
As a member of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF), which worked in conjunction with various organizations in Peru, including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Criminal Court, the Prosecutor Office, the Human Rights Association, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, I was able to contribute to the investigation of crimes committed in Peru.

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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