Weegee at MoMA…









Two Weegee photos at MoMA, with context, September 3, 2011

Bizarre… the movie theater distortion photo (ca. 1955) was a “recent acquisition”… a Weegee (Governor Dewey and photographers) photo next to anonymous Signal Corps photos, Dmitri Baltermants, anonymous New York Times photos, and adjacent to an entire wall full of vernacular photos made by an “Unknown Photographer,” (another recent acquisition)… Weegee as modernist; Weegee as photojournalist… thought I was in another museum… for a moment or two…

to be continued…

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