Photographs by Weegee

February 18, 2009

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans.  Image:International Center of Photography, via Getty Images

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans. Image: International Center of Photography

I love photographs by Weegee.  Weegee was a photographer during the 1930’s – 1960’s.  Weegee’s work would go on to inspire other photographers such as Diane Arbus.  The name Weegee was given to him by a friend and derived from the popular game Ouija!.  He was given this name because he would often show up at crime scenes to take photographs before the police would even arrive.  Most people are familiar with Mr. Weegee’s crime scene photographs, but my favorites are of other subject matters.  Check out some great ones below.  I found these on Amber-Online.

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Cinderella Ball - 1941

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

Simply Add Boiling Water

Simply Add Boiling Water

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

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The Cannon Act - 1952

The Cannon Act - 1952

U.S. Hotel

U.S. Hotel

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This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

Top Hats - 1943

Top Hats - 1943

9 Responses to “Photographs by Weegee”

  1. wow these are some great shots. Love his name too…Weegee…just fun to say.

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  3. Enid Law said

    Great photos. Recommend anyone interested to see the 1992 film “Public Eye” starring Joe Pesci (inspired by Weegee).

  4. Great collection!
    Weegee is one of my favorites. I like the power in his work.

  5. Justin B said

    its all about in the weegeedrinkers picture the lady got two black eyes wtf?

  6. […] The Invisible Agent …. Weegee was a photographer during the 1930’s – 1960’s.  Weegee’s work would go on […]

  7. TinaMarie said

    Very Nice :”)
    WeeGee is Fun to Say:P
    My Favorite = Lovers – 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)
    Kisses Tina

  8. Sheila Michaels said

    I think that photo of “Lovers” would be 1953, not ’43. They’re at a 3-D movie, which came out in the ’50s. No such technology in the ’40s. & they’re taking advantage of others wearing the 3-D glasses in the theater & not looking at them (except for Wegee with his infra-red flashbulbs).

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