Happy Birthday Weegee!!!

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“The people in these photographs are real. Some from the East Side and Harlem tenements, others are from Park Avenue. In most cases, they were,’t even aware they were being photographed and cared less. People like to be photographed and will always ask “What paper are you from, mister, and what day will they appear,” the jitterbugs and the Sinatra bobby-sock fans even want to know on what page it will appear. To me a photograph is a page from life, and that being the case, it must be real.
Weegee, Naked City, pp. 11-12

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