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Weegee: Serial Photographer

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Weegee was a street photographer for New York's popular press in the 1940s. He was infamous for adjusting the position of dead bodies at crime scenes to make his photographs more pleasing to the eye. Wauter Mannaert and Max de Radiguès have succeeded beautifully in capturing the contrasts in Weegee's life in pictures: the eternal doubt over whether to choose his violin or ...more
140 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Conundrum Press
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David Schaafsma
Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, was a street photographer for New York’s tabloid press during the 1930s and 1940s. He worked primarily in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He is mainly known for getting to the scene of a crime before anyone else, and also—for setting up photographs at those scenes for greater effect. Yes, the photography was terrific, and he is now famous for the quality of his work generally—shown in galleries, collected in books—but infamous for sometimes manipulating the cr ...more
Rod Brown
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
If your subject is an asshole whose work appeared decades ago and is not necessarily a household name today, I think you have to work really hard to justify doing a whole book about him. This effort falls short.

Weegee is a jerk in his professional and personal lives to pretty much everyone around him. As near as I can tell, the only thing he had going for him was taking some pretty startling pictures. But the publisher painfully explains in a postscript that they purposely chose to exclude the a
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Derek Royal
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I had heard of Weegee, I really didn't know much about his life or photography...until I saw that Max de Radiguès and Wauter Mannaert's Weegee would be coming out in the spring. And that prompted me to do some reading up. This is a great graphic biography covering not the entire life of Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, but representative parts that capture what he was all about. I was familiar with de Radiguès's Moose from a couple of years ago, and this a very different kind of text. And I see ...more
Sonic
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Impressionistic portrait of the legendary Weegee.

Excellent.
Steve
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a graphic biography of the crime photographer known as Weegee (so-called since he had an instinct like a Ouija board for being in the right place) during the height of his fame in the late 1930s to early 1940s. The artwork is well done and brings an immediacy to the underbelly of New York City and the contrast between the high and low life there.
ray-chel ♥
Just read Moose by Max. It's better.
Klaas Roggeman
Good biography in graphic novel of Weegee, the well known photographer of the (night)life of the New York of the forties. He is not portraited very sympathetically, but remains an interesting character. The graphics are good, noirish as could be expected.
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