Weekly Giveaway – It’s a good day to try.

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This week we offer the companion book from the show last year of “Unknown Weegee” at the International Center of Photography. Details at the bottom of this article.

Hopefully he is not unknown to you. Born Arthur Fellig, Weegee was the ultimate tabloid news photographer. His work has recently been enjoying a reexamination and discovery of his true creative genius and contributions. And in this volume you also get the perspective of Paul Strand and Ralph Steiner on his work. I know, not who you would expect, but there you have it. (If you are not familiar with these photographers, click on their names for more info.)

From a collection of almost 20,000 prints, ICP put together this exhibit of his rarely seen work.

interesting clip of Weegee in conversation with Peter Sellers discussing the origin of his name:

Still curious? Check out this. Or this book:[photopress:B5484.jpg,full,alignright] . Did you know that Danny DeVito played a character loosely based on him in LA Confidential?

And the folks at ICP have been very busy with many other projects you should know about. Check out the NEWSLETTER for more info. And more giveaways.

Sign up and on Weds. @ 9:00 AM PST, and email will arrive in your inbox with the details on getting this book (and more) for free. Truly.

We’ve been giving away items that are not listed here and are only available to the NEWSLETTER subscribers. So what are you waiting for? Come on in! Your odds of winning are pretty darn good.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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Upcoming Events

  • Photo-London
  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

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Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
  • MARCH 24 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • MELVIN SOKOLSKY: THE PARIS PICTURES
  • FEBRUARY 19 – APRIL 18, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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