Extra! Weegee

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Hirmer, 2017. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 336 pp., 359 illustrations, 300 x 240 mm. Text by Daniel Blau, Ryan Adams, Herbert Corey, Sydney Picasso.

Extra! Weegee features 359 vintage photographs in vivid detail. Until now, his photographs and eye witness accounts have never been available together. The photographs and stories originate from the archiv of the Newspaper Enterprise Association, the parent company of Acme Newspictures. Recently identified, the works presented are magnified by the excitement of rediscovering a lost archive.
Extra! Weegee continues to proclaim Weegee’s legacy as a unrivaled photographer and master storyteller.

Weegee (1899–1968) was the first photographer to receive official permission in 1938 to listen in live to the New York police radio. From then onwards he sometimes even arrived at the trouble spot before the police and took countless photographs. From the hardened police officer to the loud-mouthed crook; from the midnight boozer to the dancing jazz musician; from a dramatic conflagration to the celebrations at the end of the Second World War: Weegee immortalised all these moments in unforgettable pictures. The volume also shows a hitherto unknown side of the famous photographer – happy people enjoying themselves. The works are complemented by the exciting story of the rediscovery of the archive, which was missing for decades.

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