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- Weegee (1899-1968) was the supreme news photographer who captured car crashes, gangland murders and tenement infernos of 1930s and 1940s New York- Born Arthur Fellig, he borrowed his name from the ouija board to advertise his uncanny ability for turning up on the scene of the crime before the police- Revered for elevating the sordid side of human life to high art, he is also credited with ushering in the age of tabloid culture- His images both shock and entertain and together amount to an extraordinary portrait of the dark side of New York City


Portrait of the photographer - 4,000-word essay by subject expert- 55 photographs presented chronologically over 110 pages (1 photograph per spread, with title and 1 paragraph commentary) - Brief biography of the photographer


Kerry William Purcell is a writer, lecturer and freelance picture editor. A former archivist at The Photographers' Gallery in London, he has written widely on film and photography. His previous publications include Phaidon's Alexey Brodovitch (2002).
EAN: 9780714842240
ISBN: 0714842249
Untertitel: 55 Fotos. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Phaidon Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Format: gebunden
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