Murder Is My Business

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If you are in New York, living there or just in a holiday, I would suggest going at the International Center of Photography where’s a new exhibit of the photographs of Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee- “Murder Is My Business. This is a recommendation only for those of you how like creepy/cool photos because this is an exhibition of  crime photography.

Weegee was a photographer and photojournalist, known  during the 1930s and ’40s for his stark black and white street photography. His photos show  scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.

 

“In one of his most famous photographs, there are a dead body and people watching from the fire escape of a five-story tenement building. In that same recording, Weegee says, “They are looking. They are having a good time. Some of the kids are reading the funny papers.” Then he describes how another photographer only shot the body lying there, but he stepped back 100 feet to get the whole scene: the body, the people. “To me this was drama,” he said. “This was like a backdrop. Of course the title for it was Balcony seats at a murder.”  You can find the whole article about the exhibition and some pictures here.

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