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Weegee and Naked City 
 
  
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Paperback 
121 pages 
University of California Press 
Published 2008 
  
Book Description 
  
Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, and his 1945 photography book, Naked City--with its lurid tabloid-style images of Manhattan crime, crowds, and boisterous nightlife--changed prevailing journalistic practices almost overnight. In this volume, two art historians, Anthony W. Lee and Richard Meyer, bring markedly different outlooks on photography and modernism to their discussions of Weegee and his book. Meyer looks carefully at Weegee's pictures before and after they were collected and assesses how his practice of tabloid photography was inseparable from his own lowbrow appeal. Lee paints the vivid details of a leftist journalism world in 1930s and 1940s New York and shows how this world helped shape the photographer's vision. These essays restore the Naked City photographs to the mass circulation newspapers and magazines for which they were intended, and they trace the strange process by which the most famous of these pictures--suffused with blood, gore, and sensational crime--entered the museum.  
  
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"[An] accessible case study of a seminal work in the history of American photography." --Miles Orvell, author of John Vachon's America  
  
"A groundbreaking contribution to the growing field of context-based histories of photography." --Jordana Mendelson, author of Documenting Spain
 
  
 
  

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