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Three New Street Photography Books Worthy Of Notice

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.28.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

In an age where everyone is publishing books, the requests for reviews are almost unmanageable. I have dozens of books sent to me every month. I simpl...

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places....

How The World Of Crime Photography Has Changed Since 1920

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains graphic and violent imagery. Many of us digest incidents of violence on a daily basis, via our local newspaper ...

If You Love 'Serial,' You Have More In Common With This Dark Photographer Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts

On October 3, 2014, "This American Life" producer Sarah Koenig began telling a very specific story. She introduced public radio listeners to a man nam...

Photographing Iconic Coney Island

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

The concept of Coney Island as an outdoor photo studio is nothing new. Famous and not-so-famous photographers alike have been trekking over the sand t...

Mesmerizing Nudes Show A Softer Side Of America's Darkest Street Photographer (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts

Arthur Fellig didn't choose the name Weegee, so the story goes. The name chose him. As a young freelance photographer in the 1930s, he became mild...

Crime Scene Photographs From The 1920s Give A Glimpse Into America's Dark Past

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.23.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post may contain images that are graphic to some. A selection of over one million crime scene photographs have been hibernating in th...

Happy Birthday, Weegee!

Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Austrian-born photojournalist Arthur Fellig, better known by his professional moniker, Weegee. The 20th century artist is fam...

The Ugly Ideals Of Beauty

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

Sometimes after flipping through a magazine full of Photoshopped models and airbrushed celebs, confronting the mirror as a (gasp!) regular person can ...

Alex Prager Gets A Little Bit Dramatic

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Alex Prager's photographs are emblems of the joys and tragedies of living in Los Angeles. The self-taught photographer does for LA what Woody Allen di...

PHOTOS: Blacklisted New York Photographers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

In 1936, a group of left-leaning, politically radical photographers in New York-- many of whom were Jewish, first-generation Americans-- formed The Ph...

GRAPHIC: Murder Is His Business

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

These photos are not for the squeamish. Street photographer Weegee was known for his unemotional snapshots of gruesome aftermaths ... aestheticizing a...

PHOTOS: Murder And Crime In 1940s New York

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

Arthur Felig, AKA Weegee (a bastardization of Ouija, as in the board--a pseudonym chosen for his almost clairvoyant ability to arrive at crime scenes ...

Through a Lens, Starkly: Weegee's Naked Hollywood

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz


Coney Island Cornerstones on Surf Avenue Face Demolition

Michael Immerso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Immerso

By allowing Surf Avenue's historic buildings to be razed, the city risks treating Coney Island as a brand name rather than a place. That's like Texas tearing down the Alamo to build an Alamo theme park.

Before TMZ: Changes in the Crime Beat

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Before camera phones, crime photographs had to be captured by the professionals who made it their business to be at a crime scene as soon as possible -- an effort that required dogged diligence.