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Weegee

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Rasha, May 29, 2017.

  1. Rasha

    Rasha Well-Known Member

    I was reading an old magazine from last year, and Roger Hicks was reviewing a photo for Weegee the famous, that lead me to search for more information and photographs, I found an interesting link that captures his methodology and thoughts...
    I am inspired by the guy so i thought i'd share the link with you:

    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/...eegee-has-taught-me-about-street-photography/

    There are photographs, videos and quotes, here's one I love:
    “When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.”
     
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  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Nice stuff. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Weegee was very very good but I would not describe his best social work as nice. It was anything but nice.
    It was relevant. It was violent and nasty. It was about murder.
    It drew attention of the nastyness of the criminal underclass to nice middle class prople who bought newspapers. We still have photographers with similar targets but they are few and far between.
     
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  4. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    He was a big influence on Diane Arbus, another photographer worth checking out if you don't know her already.
     
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  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Is that a live grenade in the strange looking boy's right hand?
     
  6. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Today BJP arrived and includes work by Daniel Berehulak, a photographer whom I had not heard of, although he is a Pulitzer prize winner.
    His photographs of alleged drug dealers alledgedly murdered by followers of President Duterte in the Philippenes reminded me of Weegee. They are not the sort of stuff that AP would dare publish, and taking and publishing probably put him at risk. They are historical records at one level but also force one to think how one should morally deal with difficult types of criminals.
     
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  7. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

  8. Rasha

    Rasha Well-Known Member

    He is brilliant, thanks for sharing
     
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