Shroud Photographs

In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it — Emile Zola (1840-1902)
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them — Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

Sections of the images on the right can be enlarged by clicking on them.

These two images originate from only one photograph: the 1931 full length photograph by Giuseppe Enrie. The photograph labelled negative comes from a scan of the original Enrie negative. It is therefore a true negative of the Shroud. The one denoted positive is a digital reversal of the black and white pixels of the negative one. They are presented here at low resolution, but you can get higher resolution of sections—at around 1px=0.37mm—by clicking on the photographs. The digital scan of the negative was kindly provided by the professional photographer Aldo Guerreschi.

Note: the positive image is not a true photographic positive of the negative as it has not undergone a mirror transformation—what usually appears on the left is actually on the right and vice versa. For example, the arm that appears on the left is considered to be the right arm of the man of the Shroud.

Note: three complete Shroud images are also available in the Length Measurements Section.

Negative Positive