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Winner - B: <i>Self-Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood</i>
View both Weegee photographs
As part of the exhibition, First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia (July 13 – September 8, 2013), the Museum presented two photographs by the celebrated artist known as Weegee. A press photographer in New York City, Weegee was embraced by both the popular media and the art world. His uncanny instinct for tracking down newsworthy scenes led to his unique pseudonym—derived, legend has it, from Ouija boards used for fortune-telling.

During the run of the exhibition, the Museum solicited feedback from visitors about which of these two Weegee photographs they thought should enter the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum is delighted to announce that Self-Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood generated the most positive feedback.

Thank you to all our visitors for their insightful comments, which you may read below, and to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D’Orazio, who contributed funds to purchase the photograph.

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A - Passion...

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Husson - 8.11.2013 - 1:37 PM
A

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a - 8.11.2013 - 1:21 PM
B--Wacky!

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Sandra Smith - 8.11.2013 - 1:18 PM
B-- infinitely more interesting than the other.

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fran haselkorn - 8.11.2013 - 12:18 PM
B for me. There are many pictures similar to A around... but not too many like B. More from his imagination than from his reality.

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TD - 8.11.2013 - 11:20 AM
B. Then the collection has an image of Weegee.

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Cathy - 8.11.2013 - 11:07 AM
A. Always looking for signs of hope for humanity. This photo depicts that hope.

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Diane - 8.11.2013 - 10:38 AM
B What a hoot/ Love Weegee in his own image!

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D.W. Mellor - 8.10.2013 - 4:38 PM
B. Far more expressive of the artist's intent, his own pathology, and zanyness

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Nathaniel P. - 8.10.2013 - 4:16 PM
B

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Anonymous - 8.10.2013 - 3:55 PM
A

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NOEL - 8.10.2013 - 3:34 PM
B VERY CLASSY SHOWING THAT RETRO STYLE OF AMERICA IN ITS PRIME

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BONNIE - 8.10.2013 - 3:05 PM
I WOULD KEEP PHOTO A AS A MODERN EXAMPLE OF HARD-WORKING AMERICANS WHOSE EVERYDAY EFFORTS MAKE THEM HEROS.

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ALICE JACOBSOHN - 8.10.2013 - 2:34 PM
keep B

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Anonymous - 8.10.2013 - 2:18 PM
B -- it is a far more interesting photo.

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Anonymous - 8.10.2013 - 1:38 PM
B-Totally unique

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Joe - 8.9.2013 - 7:28 PM
A- A girl needs her violin

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Jeanne-Marie - 8.9.2013 - 7:14 PM
B - the museum needs more humor!

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Jason - 8.9.2013 - 7:13 PM
I like the correspondence of the mannequins and the humans - which came first? Thus, my choice would be B.

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ANON - 8.9.2013 - 7:05 PM
A- This is a photograph that depicts the resilience of the human spirit even in the face of challenges....it gives hope

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Chidi Chima - 8.9.2013 - 7:02 PM

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