In Pictures: The W* Photography
Desk's Daily Digest
"It's hard to underestimate the importance of Weegee – the Ukraine-born, mono-monikered NYC/LA documentarian – in the canon of journalistic photography, sensationalism be damned. Thus, a new exhibition on the man born Usher Fellig's work is a welcome occurrence – and the International Center of Photography have run with the maxim 'short is sweet' for a new 39-print exhibition, currently on show at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, curated by ICP's Weegee specialist Christopher George. 'Weegee's Bowery', on view by appointment until 5 August, depicts the titular Manhattan district when it was still New York's skid row; a grimy slum in-between the East Village and Nolita that attracted no end of drifters, unfortunates and ne'er do wells."
May 4, 2016