Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weegee: Murder is My Business Exhibit

Of particular interest to crime readers, authors, and photography fans is an upcoming exhibit in New York: Weegee: Murder is My Business Exhibit at the International Center of Photography.

The International Center of Photography says about the exhibit:

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. 

Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940–48), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other picture magazines, such as LIFE. 

Utilizing other distribution venues, Weegee also wrote extensively (including his autobiographical Naked City, published in 1945) and organized his own exhibitions at the Photo League. This exhibition draws upon on the extensive Weegee Archive at ICP and includes environmental recreations of Weegee's apartment and exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis.

January 20 – September 2, Daily (10am–6pm) 
International Center of Photography, 1133 6th Ave, New York, NY

1 comment:

Lola said...

yes, I am along with seeing the exhibit at The Jewish Museum and The Met. it's a bonanza ! Just sold another copy of my Bklyn Bridge photo. hooray!