Germany: Schirmer/Mosel, 1982/1992. Second Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Item #4748
Quarto (9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in) 335pp. Near Fine: some shelf wear.
Photographer Usher Felling, otherwise known as Weegee, born in 1899, immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the mid 1910's. At nineteen years old, Weegee worked at a photography studio in New York City. This job lead him to working for multiple newspapers and in 1935, Weegee became a freelance news photographer. Living across the street from the Manhattan's police headquarters, he developed a deep interest in crime. Weegee paid attention to the crimes reported throughout the city and would rush to the crime scene to document what has happened before the police arrived. He then became the first person to have a police radio in his car that worked outside of the police department. Weegee's work was published in various newspapers and became recognized for his gruesome yet revolutionary photographs. These 335 revolutionary black and white photographs reveal New York's dirty history of murder, mobs, transvestites, robberies, and unsolved mysteries.
Text in German
Reprint edition of first publication published in 1961 by A.S. Barnes.