- Man arrested for cross-dressing, New York, ca. 1939. © Weegee/International Center of Photography
- Anthony Esposito, booked on suspicion of killing a policeman, New York, January 16, 1941. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
- Unidentified Photographer, On the Spot, December 9, 1939. © Weegee/International Center of Photography
- Hold up man killed, November 24, 1941. © Weegee/International Center of Photography
During the 30s and 40s, under the pseudonym Weegee, the American photographer Arthur Felling (1899-1968) took photos on the streets of New York at night, creating unflinching, graphic images of sex and violence. With his gritty, mercilessly honest photographs, Weegee was one of the earliest pioneers of tabloid journalism.
In June this year, Weegee would have celebrated his 113th birthday: To mark the occasion, the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York will be showing “Weegee: Murder Is My Business” until September 2nd, featuring his works as well as recreated scenes from the life of this extraordinary photographer.
For further informationen: www.icp.org