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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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B

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DIane - 8.18.2013 - 3:03 PM
B I love the humor the driver's eyes say it all!

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Jennie - 8.18.2013 - 2:40 PM
A is my choice It is what made him famous. That said, B is more interesting on so mant levels

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Larry - 8.18.2013 - 2:39 PM
B is my choice. Nice to be able to see the face behind the camera

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Susie - 8.18.2013 - 2:37 PM
A. what's happening under that coat?

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ruth and robert - 8.18.2013 - 2:29 PM
B for me.

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TT - 8.18.2013 - 2:26 PM
A because its awesome!

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Shirley - 8.18.2013 - 2:08 PM
B

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Jamz - 8.18.2013 - 2:06 PM
A

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alyssac - 8.18.2013 - 2:05 PM
A. The joy of this young woman in the midst of a tragedy is a clear reflection of deep human values.

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DORA AND ANTHONY PEDRAZA - 8.18.2013 - 1:49 PM
I think "Self-Portrait with Mannequins" is the better choice. It aroused many different emotions in me at once. It was funny, mysterious and unsettling all at once. I kept me coming back for more!

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Beth - 8.18.2013 - 1:34 PM
A Honors those who help others

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Mildred - 8.18.2013 - 1:03 PM
AA celebration of the human spirit!

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Cynthia - 8.18.2013 - 1:02 PM
A: The narrative is compelling -- a real life moment from an unusual angle.

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John K - 8.18.2013 - 12:43 PM
AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa !!

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Kevra - 8.18.2013 - 11:49 AM
the B is the most funny lol

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Irena - 8.18.2013 - 11:41 AM
I choose photo "B" mostly because it shows Weegee's humorous side... most of his photography is rather grim, although compelling to look at, this moment of fun adds another level to his story

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John - 8.18.2013 - 11:24 AM
I love A. The history behind how Weegee found subjects for his photos is quite interesting. The photo itself is fun to look at with a mix of humor and concern. I love the lighting as well.

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Tina - 8.18.2013 - 10:58 AM
"A" I am reminded of the heroic images from the Ship Wreck exhibit and the drama of rescue at sea. The heroism of firemen is a worthy theme for perpetuity.

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LOUIS - 8.17.2013 - 4:25 PM
I like A!

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kristen green wiewora - 8.17.2013 - 4:02 PM

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