Weegee  (American, 1899-1968) 


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Weegee Biography
1899   Born: Zloczow, Austria (now Lviv, Ukraine)
1910   Emigrated to the USA
1924   Worked as a dark-room technician with Acme Newspictures (later United Press International Photos)
1935   Became a freelance photographer
1945   Published his first book, Naked City
Gained the professional approbation of Edward Steichen, then Director of Photography at MOMA, New York
1953   Published Naked Hollywood
1968   Died: New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Weegee The Famous Photography - Ludwig Galerie - Schloß Oberhausen, Oberhausen
Weegee. Murder is my business - Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia
The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951 - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
[blv] 5, Finir En Beauté - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
2012   Weegee - Murder is My Business - Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp
Weegee: Murder Is My Business - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Weegee: Naked City - Steven Kasher Gallery, New York City, NY
2011   Weegee - Retrosektive 1932 - 1960 - WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna
Weegee - Naked Hollywood - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2010   Shots in the Dark: Photos by Weegee the Famous - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2009   Weegee from the Berinson’s Collection - National Museum in Cracow / Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
2007   Weegee - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Weegee - Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris, France (solo)
Weegees Story - C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2006   Unknown Weegee - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY (solo)
2005   I Wanna Be Loved by You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Collection, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
2004   Ubu Gallery: Weegee’s Story, NY
2000   Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection, International Center of Photography, NY
1998   Counter Culture: The Diner in America, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Vintage New York | Early and vintage photographs, Leica Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Flashback: The Fifties, Bonnie Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
1997   Weegee's World: Life, Death and the Human Drama, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1997   Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., A potpourri of images of Brooklyn, Bonnie Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
1997   Someone else with my fingerprints, A photography exhibition curated by the German collector Wilhelm Schurmann, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
1996   delirium, Curated by W. M. Hunt, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Summer Salon III (Pictures We Like), Bonnie Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia