Weegee: Naked City
Forward by William McCleery
Da Capo Press, 2002
Softcover, 265pp, black & white
For Naked City, his first collection, Weegee cruised the streets of 1940s New York in the wee hours in search of the sensational. Lewd, louche, licentious but always brimming with life (except when brimming with death), Weegee’s photographs have endured decades of modern art criticism and are again enjoying a much-deserved cult revival.