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Weegee: Two Truths and A Lie

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Weegee is the legendary tabloid news photographer of the 20th century, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City. From the mid– 1930s through the 1940s, his stock in trade were candid shots of people in the streets, late-night bars, crime scenes and much more. In stunning detail, his camera captured the random diversions and misfortunes of a modern metropolis. 

Weegee's photographic work is unusual in his ability to forge a strong emotional connection between the viewer and the characters in his photographs, as well as from his skill at capturing the most telling and significant moments of the events he photographed. Weegee stands out for his ability to capture raw and powerful images that resonate with the viewer.

His influence extends well beyond his own era to other photographers, notably Lisette Model, Diane Arbus and Jim Goldberg. And his daring, unfiltered style continues to pave the way for subsequent street photographers, who seek to capture the essence of everyday life with an unflinching gaze.  

This lecture examines Weegee's remarkable photography in detail with over 80 of his photographs (many rarely seen), explores the urban milieu in which he lived and worked, and includes related images that lend color and context to Weegee's world.  

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