Cover image for WEEGEE : serial photographer / Max de Radiguès ; Wauter Mannaert ; translation by Aleshia Jensen.
Title:
WEEGEE : serial photographer / Max de Radiguès ; Wauter Mannaert ; translation by Aleshia Jensen.
ISBN:
9781772620238
Edition:
First English edition.
Publication Information:
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada : Conundrum Press, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
135 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
"This story is inspired by the life and work of Arthur Fellig, alias Weegee."

Conundrum International ;

#10
Abstract:
The New York photographer Weegee often appeared on the scene immediately after accidents and crimes, sometimes even before the police. The position of the body would be altered if that resulted in a better picture. His street photographs made him world famous.
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The New York photographer Weegee often appeared on the scene immediately after accidents and crimes, sometimes even before the police got there. He photographed what he saw, and did not hesitate to stage his images. The position of a body would be altered slightly if that resulted in a better picture. His street photographs made him world famous.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This gritty graphic biography is an embodiment of its subject, as the documentary style tells the story of American independent photographer Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee. He makes his living following a police scanner in order to track down and photograph the urban underbelly of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Weegee's photographs of people who are desperate, dying, or deceased strike a chord with the public, feeding his sales to newspapers. Despite this, however, Weegee won't be happy until he's respected by the people that really matter-whether it's the posh folks uptown or the Hollywood crowd he longs to be a part of. What de Radigués and Mannaert so ably capture is not just the fervor with which Weegee pursues one tragedy after another with his lens, but the psychological mark that capturing the events leaves on him. Whether through wordless sequences of the landscape or one of Weegee's nightmares in which he's haunted by his subjects, the graphic narrative is a parallel to photojournalism, as it illuminates the darker nature of the city and its chronicler. De Radigués and Mannaert give justice to the famous photographer's complicated legacy. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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