Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899–1968) is best known for his tabloid news photos of urban crowds, crime scenes and New York City nightlife of the 1930s and 1940s. Between 1935 and 1946, Weegee was perhaps the most relentlessly inventive figure in American photography. Weegee later dedicated himself to what he called “creative photography”, images made through distorting lenses and other optical effects. He also made short films and collaborated with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick, as a special-effects consultant and still photographer.

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