Weegee Photography

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Weegee Photography

Weegee worked in the Lower East Side of New York City as a press photographer during the 1930s and '40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity. His work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.

Weegee was very well known for his stark black and white street photography.

Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist.

Weegee Photography

Summer, the Lower East Side, c. 1937

Charles Sodokoff and Arthur Webber Use Their Top Hats to Hide Their Faces, January 27, 1942

When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.Weegee, "Camera Tips

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