Extra! Weegee Hardback
by Daniel Blau
No photographer came close to capturing the sensations, scandals, and catastrophes of 1930s and '40s New York like Weegee (1899-1968).
His striking images--captured through his uncanny ability to be on the spot and ready to shoot when things happened--have become part of the visual vocabulary through which we understand the period.
This book, however, offers something new: drawing on an NEA archive that was only discovered in 2012, it presents countless never-before-seen Weegee photos.
We see new angles on many of his familiar subjects--from the hardened police officer to the loud-mouthed crook; the midnight boozer to the dancing jazz musician; a dramatic conflagration to the celebrations at the end of World War II--but we also get a glimpse of an unknown side of Weegee through surprising photographs of happy people enjoying themselves.
The works are complemented by a fascinating account of the rediscovery of the archive, which had been missing for decades.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages, Illustrated in black and white throughout
- Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/06/2017
- Category: Photography & photographs
- ISBN: 9783777428130