Friday, June 09, 2006

'Unknown Weegee'

There's a pretty good article on the NY photographer Weegee in the NYT today. I hadn't heard of this guy until last summer when I was at the International Center for Photography, and they had a really amazing book of his stuff. (Now they have an exhibit.) Anyway, he was a beat photographer for NYC tabloids in the 30s and 40s so most of his material covers pretty sensational stuff. I'm attracted to it train-wreck-style, which I guess is the point. A lot of it is sad or fucked up, but wow the man could sure capture a moment.


Blogger jungle navigator said...

thanks for putting this up...what an amazing article. and now, i have a free membership to the NYTimes online!!!

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