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“I had used my trick lenses to photograph some of the cities on my tour for Universal, and now had quite a collection of trick scenes and caricatures. Wondering what the artistic reaction would be to such pictures, I took a portfolio of them to the Museum of Modern Art.
When I showed them to Captain Edward Steichen, he became quite excited. “You’re really creating with your camera, Weegee,” he said. “You’re now using your camera as a creative tool.” I had developed new techniques, and had no competition…”
Weegee, Weegee by Weegee, p. 124

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