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Exhibition Detail
Murder Is My Business
Curated by: Brian Wallis
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January 20th, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012
January 20th, 2012 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Anthony Esposito, Accused "Cop Killer", WeegeeWeegee,
Anthony Esposito, Accused "Cop Killer",
January 16, 1941
© Courtesy of Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images. International Center of Photography

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as photo editor for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940–48), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other picture magazines, such as Life. Utilizing other distribution venues, Weegee also wrote extensively (including his autobiographical Naked City, published in 1946) and organized his own exhibitions at the Photo League. This exhibition draws upon on the extensive Weegee Archive at ICP and will include environmental recreations of Weegee's apartment and exhibitions.

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