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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS
October 14 – December 13, 2015
Curated by Brian Wallis, Former Chief Curator, International Center of Photography
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS

Image caption: Weegee, Anthony Esposito, Accused “Cop Killer,” January 16, 1941, gelatin silver print © Weegee/International Center of Photography

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940–1948), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other more mainstream picture magazines. This traveling exhibition draws upon the extensive Weegee Archive at the International Center of Photography, New York. 

This exhibition was made possible with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the ICP Exhibitions Committee and The David Berg Foundation. The video content was produced by Documentary Arts in association with Octothorp Studio.
 

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Related events:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us for a public reception to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including Weegee: Murder Is My Business, Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life and William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6 pm
Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel on a tour of the exhibition. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6 pm
Join Brian Wallis, former Chief Curator of the International Center of Photography, on a tour of the exhibition.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .

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