Strange Days, Dangerous Nights: Photos from the Speed Graphic Era

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Fat men's races and fall-out shelters, murder victims and loose women, cheerleaders and immigrants, celebrities and children in distress were just some of the urban curiosities splashed across the pages of city newspapers during the Speed Graphic era (1930s-1950s). Championed by acclaimed news photographers like Arthur Fellig (a.k.a. Weegee), the Speed Graphic camera produced a new visual style that was as blunt, powerful, and immediate as a left hook. Driven by the desire to fill newspaper pages with sensational images, ...

Strange Days, Dangerous Nights: Photos from the Speed Graphic Era 2004, Borealis Books, Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9780873515047

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