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Weegee's New York: Photographs, 1935-1960

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Paperback, 335 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Schirmer Mosel (first published 1982)
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Frank McAdam
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-photography
A quote by Walter Benjamin is used as an epigraph at the very beginning of Weegee's New York: Photographs 1935 - 1960. In part, it reads:

"...is not every spot of our cities the scene of a crime? every passerby a perpetrator? Does not the photographer - descendant of augurers and haruspices - uncover guilt in his pictures?"

The quote is noteworthy for questioning the role played by news photographers such as Weegee. After all, as becomes apparent when looking at these photos, he is not a mere byst
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gabe
Dec 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-books
I go to a lot of museums and i usually walk past the photography section giving the pieces a quick glance just to make sure i'm not walking past something by Weegee. This is hands down my favorite photographer. The Tom Waits of Photography, Weegee!
Lee
Jul 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: skimmed-at-work
This is a great collection of photos from New York in all its grimy glory during the 30s-50s. It's a slice of life sort of thing, from crime scenes to choir recitals. All in all a compelling look at the history of The Big Apple.
Nick
Feb 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Gritty post-war urban noir meets Diane Arbus. I like the Circus pics and the infrared Theater shots most of all.
Jonjon jon
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Excellent Images
R.Friend
Aug 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography, nyc
Three words: real life noir.
Mathew Carruthers
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Captivating and unsettling, brilliant in simplicity, the work of Weegee the Famous is like no other, bringing to light the unseen sights of New York in an era of violence.
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Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 - December 26, 1968), an American photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
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