The exhibition ‘Weegee, How to photograph a corpse’ will be showing from 6 April to 14 July at the FLATZ Museum in Dornbirn, Austria.
Dramatic scenes in black and white
Dead bodies, murderers, policemen, gangsters and curious onlookers: American photographer Weegee (1899-1968) achieved fame and notoriety for his extraordinary images of urban crime scenes. Throughout the thirties and forties, Weegee captured the gritty underbelly of New York City for the tabloid press – often arriving at the scene before the police. To today’s audience, his black and white photographs can almost feel like nostalgic fiction – defined not just by Weegee’s talent for creating striking, tension-filled images, but also his ability to bring wit and irony into his photographs.
Vintage Prints from the Friedsam Collection
The Weegee vintage prints displayed at the FLATZ Museum have been provided by the Friedsam Collection, one of the most renowned collections of American thirties and forties photography.
Further information at www.flatzmuseum.at