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“60 Injured In Western Electric Blast,” November 30, 1943, “Extra! Weegee” pages 44-45.

There are many reason to love the book “Extra! Weegee” (Hirmer, 2017) this is one of them:
Making connections between photos. The two photos above and “…And the human cop” were all made at the same place, after the same explosion…


Weegee, “Naked City,” 1945, pp. 68-69
“…and the human cop.”

PM caption:
“Proving the Cops are Human
A look of grave concern crosses the face of this policeman as he watches an injured woman being removed from the Western Electric plant at 395 Hudson St. following explosion that killed two early yesterday.”

(To be continued…)

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“Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People,” by Henry Carroll, Laurence King Publishing, 2015. (From Irving Penn gift shop, in the Met Museum…)


Irving Penn, at the Met Museum exhibition.

Speaking of Irving Penn, it’s almost impossible to look at this photo and imagine, if it’s there or not, a Weegee influence…
(Or, maybe it’s just a coincidence that they photographed similar signs in the same place, on the Bowery… Or, maybe for different reasons, they were drawn to similar signs on the Bowery…)

Weegee, Serial Photographer
By Max de Radiguès & Wauter Mannaert
Published by Sarbacane
Published in August 2016

A graphic novel.

The artists’ website: wautermannaert.be
Publisher’s website: editions-sarbacane.com

Publisher’s website via Google translate:

“First on the scene, he did not hesitate to “improve” the crime scene for the photo!

Late 30s, New York, Lower East Side, the favored hunting ground of Weegee (real name Arthur Fellig). In his car, a connected radio on police frequencies; Weegee, cigar, mac and fedora, breakneck photography night, burning life Big Apple shallows of: accident, charred bodies, fire, “passers-voyeurs” … But also, poor, black, little pleasures … Weegee is the observer – vitriolic – of inequality and discrimination of the Great Depression in America. The authors propose us to accompany the lonely Weegee in a photo shoot as snorkeling, vertiginous and raw, the heart of American society before the war, deviant and corrupt.

– Weegge, an unusual and famous press photographer (Life, Vogue, The Daily Mirror …) to a true story briskly!

– Wauter Mannaert young Belgian designer, expressive design treats us the black and creepy atmosphere of the New York of the 30s!”

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This image is from the artists’ website: wautermannaert.be

On February 17, 2013, three years ago today, we posted this instant classic blog post… We must have been using our Ouija board since coloring collections is now a thing…

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A Weegee Coloring Book! (Black and white and red all over…) For children of all ages…

A joke: We might have a book deal… ka-ching! (Kidding;-)

Coming soon… (to a fantasy near me…) This is almost better than the Complete Weegee in PM book we were peddling several years ago…

(How these were made: one of our photographers photographed a page from Weegee’s World, converted it to grayscale, then in Photoshop, used the sketch – photocopy filter…)

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Screenshot from Interview magazine.com

“The Weegee Guide to New York…
Roaming the streets of Manhattan in the 1930s, the photographer and photojournalist Weegee (pseudonym of the European-born Arthur Fellig) wasn’t afraid of taking stark black-and-white photos of the city’s least glamorous environs. He thrived in documenting less than desirable aspects of the city, such as gruesome murders, overcrowded tenement houses, and street thugs. This small volume is divided into 11 mapped-out neighborhood sections that feature new and old photographs from the darkly cynical master.”
Text from from Interview magazine.com