The Art of Courtroom Sketch Artists

In Art, History by ashbydodd

Courtroom sketch artists are still in demand, but why?

Courtroom sketch artists seem like an unnecessary career the further technology advances. The sketch artist is there to create a visual representation of actual events that took place during the court proceedings… but isn’t that something a computer could do. As the video says, even your phone has a camera.

So, if artificial intelligence could handle the job, why are sketch artists like Christine Cornell still employed? Because cameras aren’t allowed in a courtroom. And if that’s the case, you might as well hire an artist to interpret events using pastel and paper.

Watch as Vox explores the tradition and artistic interpretation of courtroom sketch artists: