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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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A - street photography at its best!

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Charles - 8.21.2013 - 11:23 AM
I love A.

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Charles - 8.21.2013 - 11:12 AM
A captures the pathos of life in the big city.

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carol - 8.21.2013 - 11:11 AM
A. B is way too hokey.

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tom - 8.21.2013 - 11:00 AM
A - What a cool story behind this photo, and how happy the woman is after a fire!

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Chickpea - 8.20.2013 - 8:48 PM
B - It is strikingly different with the variations of the lighting, throwing off the realistic mannequins - and the expression on the driver's face, along with the "Sightseeing Tours" sign.

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Ruth 8/20/13 - 8.20.2013 - 3:33 PM
B--the artist has a wonderful expression on his face. You have to look twice to realize the women are mannequins. The car is iconic: such a portrait of the 40s.

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Anonymous - 8.20.2013 - 2:46 PM
B - It shows the artist, and is a better composition, with life and humor in his eyes. I bet there are much better "real life" shots to choose from than the rescue shot.

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Carol Tyler, Brookline, NH - 8.20.2013 - 2:23 PM
Photo A captures an authentic if not dire situation with A "HAPPY ENDING". VERY MOVING YET ENTEERTAINING.

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Chris Pokora - 8.20.2013 - 2:14 PM
B

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devon o - 8.20.2013 - 1:00 PM
A, it captures the love that the woman clearly had for her beloved violin and that she wasn't willing to give it up!

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Orna - 8.20.2013 - 12:25 PM
Amazing art in here i love it on scale from 1 to 10 im at 100

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Anisa Marie - 8.20.2013 - 11:36 AM
no contest--- B

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anne - 8.20.2013 - 10:45 AM
i like B

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r - 8.18.2013 - 4:53 PM
B. It captures the real and unreal. Much more evocative.

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shelley - 8.18.2013 - 4:25 PM
B. One can never have enough art with mannequins.

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spearmuzik - 8.18.2013 - 4:24 PM
B is art; A is life

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Jim Harris (Germantown) - 8.18.2013 - 4:19 PM
I like B better, it is the coolest

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Andresito - 8.18.2013 - 3:53 PM
A - I prefer this real slice of life photo with a captured composition rather than a staged shot.

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Cher - 8.18.2013 - 3:10 PM
A It shows the heartfelt love this girl has for music, which is an extremely therapeutic venue even today.

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Meg - 8.18.2013 - 3:06 PM

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