Untitled, c.1940s © Weegee / International Center of Photography, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Weegee Getting a Mug Shot at Station House, New York, c.1936
Gelatin silver print, 10 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches
© Weegee / International Center of Photography, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Among the highlights in the exhibition will be a 1936 self portrait of Weegee getting his own mug shot at a police station. A series of portraits of people looking up in the sky from 1945 depicts children, a police officer, a man with a telescope, and a nun all watching a fire. A 1943 image entitled The Critic, depicts a disdainful onlooker checking out two ornately dressed women on their way to the opera. A touching photograph from c. 1944 shows two animal caretakers sleeping next to a pen with two giraffes at Madison Square Garden.