Weegee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



American photographer

Date of Birth: 12-Jun-1899

Place of Birth: Zolochiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 26-Dec-1968

Profession: photographer, photojournalist, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Weegee

  • Arthur (Usher) Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), known by his pseudonym Weegee, was a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City.Weegee worked in Manhattan's Lower East Side as a press photographer during the 1930s and 1940s and developed his signature style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity.
  • Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.
  • Weegee published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick.

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