Weegee Biography

Photographer (1899–1968)
Weegee was a photographer noted for his gritty yet compassionate images of the aftermath of New York street crimes and disasters.


For much of his career, photographer Weegee was, in his own words, "spellbound by the mystery of murder." His images have the air of a still from a film noir, photographed as they were usually at night and often with infrared film and flash. He paid special attention to the expressions and gestures of his subjects, who for the most part came from the lower strata of New York society.

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