22 June 2008

Life and Death by Weegee

Starting in the 1930’s life and death was shown through photography in the daily papers of the day. One of the best at this style of everyday life and death was Arthur Fellig, better known by the name Weegee. Weegee made his mark by being the first on the scene, taking the photo of the crime that had happened moments ago. The photos where honest and in your face. Many of his famous photos showed murders and the police heavy into investigating the crime. Weegee was also active in capturing everyday life and love on the hard streets of New York City. Weegee’s work is presented in numerous books and websites. To read more about Weegee, click here to check out a good article and slideshow in the New York Times.

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