“The History of Passport Photos, From ‘Anything Goes’ to Today’s Mugshots” (by Natasha Frost)

“People have always hated how they look in them.”

“Face the camera directly. Wear the clothes you normally wear—no hats, no headphones, no glasses. (If you can’t take off your glasses, you’ll need a doctor’s note. If your religion necessitates some kind of head covering, you’ll need a signed statement.) Eyes open. Neutral facial expression or, perhaps, a so-called “natural” smile. And—click!”

“An 1918 Italian passport photo shows its bearer smoking a cigarette and reading a newspaper. Cortesy Neil Kaplan”

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