ARTS & CULTURE
01/24/2012 08:14 am ET Updated Jan 24, 2012

Weegee's 'Bodies Litter' Photo Exhibition Captures Gritty Depression-Era Crime (VIDEO)

These photos are not for the squeamish. Street photographer Weegee was known for his unemotional snapshots of gruesome aftermaths ... aestheticizing a murder scene. Corpses bound in rope, stuffed in boxes, ditched in gutters sprinkle the city in these gritty Depression-era photographs.

Yet even Weegee's dark body shots are not as disturbing as his photos of neighbors and passersby, craning their necks and squinting their eyes to get a better look at the blood. One can easily see that Weegee isn't the only sicko.

Weegee, born Arthur Fellig, gained his pseudonym as a take on 'Ouija board' -- due to his uncanny ability to pop up minutes after a crime took place. His photographs are voyeuristic snapshots of the realm between fact and fiction at the darkest hours of the night.

Check out this video below for a peek into Weegee's new 'Bodies Litter' photo exhibition.

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