Weegee – Murder is my Business
264 pages, 21 x 27.3 cm , 1520 g.
Weegee – Murder is my Business
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Drawn from the International Center of Photography’s archives, this book highlights the incomparable style and fascinating career of Weegee, one of New York City’s quintessential press photographers.

For a decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee made a name for himself snapping crime scenes, victims, and perpetrators. Armed with a Speed Graphic camera and a police-band radio, Weegee often beat the cops to the story, determined to sell his pictures to the sensation-hungry tabloids. His stark black and-white photos were often lurid and unsettling. Yet, as this beautifully produced volume shows, they were also brimming with humanity. Designed as a series of “dossiers,” this book follows Weegee’s transformation from a freelancer to a photodetective. It explores his relationship with the tabloid press and gangster culture and reveals his intimate knowledge of New York’s darkest corners. It provides readers with a rich historical experience—a New York City “noir” shot through the lens of one of its most iconoclastic figures.
PublisherPrestel
Year
CoverHardcover
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-3-7913-5313-5
Author(s)Brian Wallis
ContributorsRosa Reilly, Eddy Portnoy, Carol Squiers, Richard Meyer, Alan Trachtenberg
Article IDart-49926

 

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