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Weegee @ The Ryerson Image Centre

unnamedWeegee: Murder Is My Business
October 14 through December 13, 2015

Murder Is My Business looks at the urban violence and mayhem that was the focus of Weegee’s early work. He worked almost exclusively at night, setting out from his small apartment across from police headquarters when news of a new crime came chattering across his police-band radio receiver. Often arriving before the police themselves, Weegee carefully cased each scene to discover the best angle. Weegee specialized in flash photography, illuminating crime scenes and tragedies with garish artificial light. This new approach produced lurid, high-contrast pictures, and he often used this method to reveal onlookers’ startled reactions to the events confronting them.

The Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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