Extra! Weegee, Hardback Book

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Illustrated in black and white throughout
  • Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9783777428130

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