Fellig's nickname was a phonetic rendering of Ouija, due to his frequent arrival at scenes only minutes after crimes, fires or other emergencies were reported to authorities. He is variously said to have named himself Weegee, or to have been named by either the girls at Acme Newspictures or by a poli
Excerpt from a poem from "We Keep Our Victims Ready" by Karen Finley, 1988 After a funeral someone said to me - you know I only see you at funerals. Its been 3 since June - been 5 since June for me - He said I've made a vow - I only go to death parties if i knew someone before they were sick - Wh
"I always thought that if I managed to photograph somebody often enough, I could never lose them. My photographs are, however, the proof of how much I have lost."
When Nan Goldin began photographing drug addicts, poets, musicians, and the homosexual underground, she had no idea how much she was to
Newton is best known for his sexually and psychologically ambiguous mise-en-scenes, which stretched the boundaries of European fashion photography in the mid 1970s. The "divine decadence" of pre-war Berlin permeates much of his work, from setting to props, from technique to psychological feel. Newton