07 April — 28 May, 2017
Here, violent death rubs shoulders with budding love on the intense streets of New York, in a time when the city was almost under siege from the mafia and corruption. Weegee lived in the middle of this chaos, always first on the scene to document the horror and happiness and convey for a press that was constantly craving new scandals and revelations. We present many previous unseen photographs by Weegee accompanied by his laconic description of the often dramatic scenes. The photos were discovered in a forgotten archive, which is a detective story in itself…
"If a fire broke out, he photographed the goggle-eyed and terrified onlookers rather than documenting the blaze. The same thing with murder victims or other tragedies – his photographs always make an impression." - Lisa Hydén, exhibition coordinator, Fotografiska
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