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Weegee could easily be described as one of the most important freelance photojournalists who ever worked in the profession. Although the last years of his life were melancholy, what he accomplished, in one decade of news photography from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s, is an extraordinary chronicle of New York. The publication of his epic, Naked City, will always be considered a classic love affair between a photographer and his subject. In Weegee's case, the subject was New York, and his photographs became the frozen moments that are the icons of urban life in its calm, joy, and chaos during that period.

Miles Barth, Weegee's World

Photographic images 1994, International Center of Photography, New York, Bequest of Wilma Wilcox.
Text 1997 International Center of Photography, from Weegee's World by Miles Barth, A Bulfinch Press Book, Little, Brown and Company. All rights reserved.