Cop Killer and other stories from the street – Weegee

Arthur Fellig better known to the world as Weegee became a pioneer of news and street photography. During his work with New York police department (he was used a police radio make sure he was first to any action) he published over 5000 photos.  

Weegee’s photos are always immediate, of action caught on the sly or just after it happened. His concern was for the life of the city, people at work, at play, asleep and in death, particularly as the aftermath of criminal activity. This was his territory: 

Weegee, 'Copkiller' - 1939

Weegee, 'Copkiller' - 1939

Weegee, 'Coney Island 28th July 1940 4pm'

Weegee, 'Coney Island 28th July 1940 4pm'

Weegee, 'Shock' 1940

Weegee, 'Shock' 1940

Weegee, 'Corpse with revolver' 1940

Weegee, 'Corpse with revolver' 1940

Weegee, 'Teenage boy, arrested for strangling a four year old girl' 1944

Weegee, 'Teenage boy, arrested for strangling a four year old girl' 1944

Weegee, 'The Critic, Metropolitan Opera' 1943

Weegee, 'The Critic, Metropolitan Opera' 1943

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