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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.

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Rebejonica - 9.4.2013 - 7:12 PM
b It made me laugh.

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Eileen - 9.4.2013 - 6:36 PM
I like B because i liked the dummies.

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nelly - 9.4.2013 - 1:54 PM
I like A, it was interesting. I did'nt really get both of them.

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Monet Fan - 9.4.2013 - 1:52 PM
b: i like the funny faces!

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nomad - 9.4.2013 - 1:50 PM
B - I find this to be a light-hearted photograph that is immediately spirit-lifting.

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Marion - 9.4.2013 - 12:04 PM
B is the photo to purchase!

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ers - 9.3.2013 - 3:52 PM
A = displaying the importance of the musical arts within the photographic work of art. Ta da!

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SARALOUISE - 9.3.2013 - 3:13 PM
I THINK B IS A GREAT CHOICE. HOPE TO SEE IT HERE ON MY NEXT VISIT.

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FRITZIE - 9.3.2013 - 2:40 PM
B!!!!!!

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GRACE GOOD - 9.3.2013 - 2:19 PM
We choose A. B is just creepy.

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Em - 9.3.2013 - 2:15 PM
It's a toss-up for me because I think his self-portrait is a better, more interesting photo, but "Even Saved the Violin" is more characteristic of Weegee's style and a more interesting story

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Sam from Seattle - 9.3.2013 - 1:59 PM
Creeptastic and magical, transports us to an age when The Twilight Zone was on the air.

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Photo B - 9.3.2013 - 1:57 PM
A. The emotion is triumphant and authentic.

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SSS - 9.3.2013 - 1:55 PM
We choose B! Love the expressions on people's faces.

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Sydpat - 9.3.2013 - 1:52 PM
A - gritty and emotional

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Blang - 9.3.2013 - 1:48 PM
A! Love it because it's capturing joy in a catastrophe

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Kate - 9.1.2013 - 4:46 PM
"A" love how she saved her art by saving her violin

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X/A - 9.1.2013 - 4:28 PM
Please acquire B, it is much more interesting.

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Anonymous - 9.1.2013 - 3:09 PM
They are both nice but I prefer B

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Jay - 9.1.2013 - 2:50 PM

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