I still have so many pictures to share of NYC! My school, the International Center of Photography, organized a “Weegee Walk” in what is now the Bowery, Little Italy and Nolita area of Manhattan.
Weegee, who’s real name was Arthur Fellig, was a great NYC crime photographer in the 1930’s and 40’s. He managed to show up in many crime scenes even before the police and took many graphic and intriguing pictures of these crimes. It is said that he even made himself a darkroom in the back of his car. So fascinating to learn about this photographer! We visited his former studio, the places he used to hang out at and the locations of some of his most famous photographs. Just like walking his footsteps!
You can see in the pictures how the school brought people dressed up and a real 1930’s 4×5 Speed Graphic camera -like the one Weegee used – to replicate some of these pictures.