Weegee

(American, 1899–1968)

coney island (sewing pants), c. 1960 by weegee

Weegee

Coney Island (Sewing Pants), c. 1960

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tenement fire by weegee

Weegee

Tenement Fire, 1939

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Biography

Timeline

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

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

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