Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weegee

There is a wonderful exhibition of photographs by acclaimed photographer Weegee at the
Naples-museum-that-cannot-be-named-because-photography-is-not-permitted.
(I figure that a wide angle view that doesn't focus on specific works is OK . . . shhhh!)


Weeegee photographed gritty reality in the 1930s and 40s:  crime scenes, fires, accidents,
poverty, homelessness, nightlife, crowd scenes, loneliness.



"To make pictures, you have to mingle . . . with presidents, queens, and gangsters . . . with everybody.  You can't just be polite.  You have to go around sticking your nose into other people's business."

14 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's true Jack, I need to poke my nose in more :) Super looking gallery, I like the way they've chosen to show these works, tres effective.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Right now, in Valladolid, we have a Weegee exhibition too! Great photographers both you and him. ;-D

Tanya Breese said...

nice display...i like the black and white and length of the room!

Lowell said...

You are one sneaky cuss. Thank goodness. I'd drive down and look at this exhibit, but it's too far and I'm too old.

Merisi Vienna said...

Last I saw Weegee was in Philadelphia, at the Arts Society.
He's getting up in the world of photography.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad you did some covert picture taking here and I promise I won't tell.

Sylvia K said...

Lowell is right! You are the sneaky one and I'm SO glad!!! Thanks for sharing! I would love to be able to visit this one!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

RedPat said...

I love the setup of the gallery, Jack! Looks like it is a great show.

William Kendall said...

His work looks quite distinctive!

VP said...

An amazing opus of a great photographer.

Virginia said...

I would love this and want a closer look. I"ll be down soon!
V

Kay said...

Weegee is someone new to me though what I can see of the photos look vaguely familiar. He's probably right about sticking your nose into other people's business but these days it seems like there aren't boundaries anymore. And being polite seems to be one of those heritage behaviors I think I prefer to hang onto.

jennyfreckles said...

Seen some of his work in our Media Museum. Good stuff - and nicely displayed in the nameless gallery. You are bold!

José Mendonça said...

I also do it every time I can! :-) The subject seems to be so very interesting!