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Winner - B: <i>Self-Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood</i>
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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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We chose letter B; it is humorous, but also harks back to a time in the States where people felt free to laugh at silly situations.

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Fran - 9.1.2013 - 2:42 PM
The museum should choose A because it's more genuine. Also, it's funny.

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Ling Shu - 9.1.2013 - 2:25 PM
Self Portrait with Mannequins. its a great commentary on US obsession with celebrities and a unique link to the modern 'seflie'

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kat - 9.1.2013 - 1:10 PM
B! ... :)

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broseandsteph - 9.1.2013 - 12:18 PM
Korayray says B.

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Anon - 9.1.2013 - 11:31 AM
"Even saved the Violin"

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EAS - 8.31.2013 - 4:04 PM
AThe photograph depicts the unseen side of New York City nights and the many events that occur under the blanket of the night sky. Weegee's photograph not only describes him by the pictures he choose to take but also describes a small facet of life in New York.

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Kristina Sumfleth - 8.31.2013 - 2:30 PM
A: The human emotion depicted here is something everyone can understand and relate to. It's a beautiful representation of the human existence.

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Anonymous - 8.31.2013 - 2:12 PM
A - depicts real americans

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Mary M - 8.31.2013 - 2:09 PM
B-WeeGee himself

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Dot - 8.31.2013 - 12:52 PM
A masquerades as real but feels staged.B is staged but captures Weegee. B is it.

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Peter - 8.31.2013 - 12:38 PM
B

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KEBM - 8.31.2013 - 11:54 AM
i vote for Bhe looks maniacal...one of those mannequins is not...?

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Anne McEneaney - 8.31.2013 - 11:52 AM
BI like the artist in the picture.

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Cheri :McEneaney - 8.31.2013 - 11:46 AM
Choose B because its a self-portrait ! and it's funny !

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Sarah McEneaney - 8.31.2013 - 11:40 AM
B because it reminds me of California my home state. a And it's whacky in a giggly sort of way .

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John N. - 8.31.2013 - 11:31 AM
A - Well done - My son plays the violin so I can imagine how happy he would be to recover his violin and himself from a disaster.

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Barbara Dallao - 8.30.2013 - 8:27 PM
A Because it's funny that two policeman are holding a woman. Also, because another person is looking at them. Last, the woman has no shoes .7 years old

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Anna Veronica Pratico - 8.30.2013 - 8:26 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAA-ALLL THE WAY!!!

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Jo Mama - 8.30.2013 - 8:19 PM
B - He seems way more excited than she does. What's that about?

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LPW - 8.30.2013 - 5:04 PM

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