Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
by Christopher Bonanos

“The first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, ‘psychic,’ ultimate New Yorker—from the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.”

An excerpt can be read here:

Released today, June 5, 2018…

A truly extraordinary, wonderful, and significant book… Like it says on the first and last pages: “This is Weegee”…

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Great review of a great book: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous, by Christopher Bonanos, 379 pages, Henry Holt & Company in the New York Times:

“A Portrait of Weegee That Captures the Man and the Myth in Full”
By Jennifer Szalai
May 30, 2018

A few excerpts:

“With “Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous,” Christopher Bonanos has finally supplied us with the biography Weegee deserves: sympathetic and comprehensive, a scrupulous account with just the right touch of irreverence.”

“…The art criticism on offer in “Flash” is like the best of Weegee’s street photography: revealing and unpretentious.”

[across the street] [Market Place]

“…He had played the outsize role of Weegee the Famous so long he confessed he had a hard time knowing who he really was.
His biographer knows, though. “Flash” gives us Weegee in full, offering a measure of protection against the oblivion he feared the most.”