Remaking a Murder: How Weegee Photographed a Mob Killing

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The photographer Arthur Fellig, more commonly known by his nickname “Weegee,” became famous for his grisly, exciting photos of murders on the streets of New York City. But what might seem like a simple click of a shutter took a lot of preparation and smart thinking. Christopher Bonanos, New York Magazine’s city editor and author of the book Flash: The Making of Weegee, reenacts one particular scene that has since ended up on museum walls and book jackets around the world.

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Remaking a Murder: How Weegee Photographed a Mob Killing