Photography: Weegee

Weegee aka Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968) Weegee worked in the Lower East Side of New York City as a press photographer during the 1930s and ’40s, –  he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and shooting the outcome. Fellig earned his nickname, a phonetic version of Ouija, because of his frequent, seemingly prescient arrivals at scenes only minutes after crimes, fires or other emergencies were reported to authorities. In the sixties he would give up street photography and work with Stanely Kubrick as the still photographer for Dr. Strangelove.

Dead Man on New York Sidewalk - 1944

At an Eastside Murder 1943

Lovers with 3-D Glasses

Weegee sets up a shot

Dominick Diato - 1936

Burlesque Dancer 1950

The Gold Painted Stripper - 1950

Cop Killer - 1941

Trampled Woman on the Pier - 1939

Movie Premiere - 1951

Weegee 1963

 

 

 

 

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