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Weegee's New York: Photographs, 1935-1960

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De foto's van de Poolse fotograaf Weegee (echte naam Arthur Fellig) waren het grote voorbeeld voor Ed van der Elsken. Weegee is het voorbeeld van de rauwe onopgesmukte fotografie. Hij beweerde tijdens zijn carriëre van 5000 misdaden foto's genomen te hebben. Subtiliteiten als een mooie belichting of een mooie compositie waren voor hem niet van belang. Het ging erom als eerste ter plekke te zijn en foto's te maken. Hij gebruikte bijna altijd een flitser recht van voren voor zijn foto's. De foto's in dit boek zijn meestal niet echt mooi te noemen, maar wel allemaal heel direct. Van mij hadden er wel wat minder foto's in gemogen van misdaden en wat meer portretten. Het boek is prachtig uitgegeven. ( )
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Weegee’s New York: Photographs 1935–1960

Weegee’s legendary camera recorded an unmatched pictorial chronicle of a legendary time. Weegee’s New York is the New York of the thirties and forties, a city marked by the Great Depression, by unemployment and poverty, by mob violence and prostitution. He was the first news photographer allowed a police radio in his car. Racing through Manhattan’s streets after midnight, he often beat the cops to the scene of the crime to shoot the pictures which would scream from the pages of the Daily News and the Daily Mirror next morning. They still jump from the page with a restless immediacy and intense nervousness that has never been surpassed. The 335 photographs collected in this new softcover reprint tell the astonishing story of New York during one of its most violent and exciting periods. The introductory essay is by the former editor of Art Forum, John Coplans.

Essay by Weegee

Weegee (1899-1968),was born Arthur Fellig in what is now a part of Poland and arrived in New York at the age of ten. During his ten years at Manhattan’s police headquarters he published 5,000 photos that made him the most famous of a new breed of hardboiled news photographers. His book Naked City (later made into a film) was published in 1945, followed in 1953 by Naked Hollywood.

John Coplans, born in 1920 in England, immigrated to the US in 1960. In 1962 he founded the periodical Artforum serving as its editor until 1980. He was director of the Art Gallery of University of California at Irvine; senior curator at the Pasadena Art Museum; and director of the Akron Art Museum, Ohio. At age sixty he took up photography full-time.

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