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Weegee (Phaidon 55's S.)

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ISBN: 0714842249, 978-0-7148-4224-0
Издательство: Phaidon Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 78
Book DescriptionAn accessible, collectable book on Weegee. First immigration American, Weegee (1899?1968) is the archetypal tabloid photographer of the twentieth century. Preferring to photograph under the cover of night, he was known for his aggressive use of flash. Weegee?s photographic eye was unstoppable: drawn to the grotesque, the illicit, the illegal, Weegee delivered both harrowing and poignant photographs of crime scenes and criminals to New York?s tabloid-reading public in the 1930s and 1940s. Named after the ?Ouija board? for his uncanny ability to arrive at the scene of a crime before the police, Weegee recorded the dark side of New York?s streets. No sordid crime seemed to escape his flash and no crime was too gruesome to capture on camera for the papers the next day. Weegee?s understanding of people?s simultaneous repulsion and attraction to vivid photographs of crimes of passion, murder, brutal accidents was well before his time....