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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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I vote for B, It is a piece that captures the eye on first glance; while for A I did not even notice the violin was fir the first few seconds, B show much into the mind of the artist.

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Kuro Taito - 8.14.2013 - 8:41 PM
I like foto A because i think it is most rappresentative.

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Stefano Daviddi - 8.14.2013 - 8:06 PM
i really enjoyed b because i found it funny

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margo - 8.14.2013 - 8:01 PM
I prefer B... Although I initially thought A would be the better choice - because of its candid nature - B does make me think a bit more about why Weegee positioned himself and his subjects as they are. More thought-provoking wins out for me.

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JTewell - 8.14.2013 - 7:30 PM
I vote for A

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Gretchen - 8.14.2013 - 7:24 PM
I like B because it is a more unique and memorable image and different from the more common photograph that is often captured by photographers in times of tragedy.

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Anonymous - 8.14.2013 - 7:13 PM
B please! Unique and memorable image.

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Amy - 8.14.2013 - 7:02 PM
I prefer A. It's a lighter side of a tragedy and it's entertaining as hell.

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Jewel of NYC - 8.14.2013 - 6:11 PM
I like option A - the social commentary is very interesting to observe.

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JHJ - 8.14.2013 - 6:04 PM
I like A

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billyz - 8.14.2013 - 3:13 PM
I like B better, A nice juxtaposition between the real and the false, a common condition in modern life.

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Sekhmet - 8.14.2013 - 2:24 PM
I like picture B better.

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Rosen Otter - 8.14.2013 - 2:23 PM
You should keep B.

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lauren - 8.14.2013 - 2:08 PM
I choose B because it is the better composition and it is a self-portrait. It is also placed in a time warp.

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MaryAnn - 8.14.2013 - 1:50 PM
I think B is the better choice because this is a look into how the artist saw himself. Surrounded by plastic women and the one lifelike one. Notice he is grabbing the plastic one. Look at his eyes. There is so much the artist is saying about himself in this piece. Please pick B.

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Michelle - 8.14.2013 - 1:44 PM
I prefer photograph A. It is a wonderful "slice of life" depiction of a sad, yet triumphant situation.

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Elaine - 8.14.2013 - 1:02 PM
I like Photograph A. I like the content better.

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EVE PINKENSON - 8.14.2013 - 12:41 PM
I LIKE A BETTER

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TAO - 8.14.2013 - 12:35 PM
I LIKE B BETTERLDP

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LEE PEACH - 8.14.2013 - 12:34 PM
I like A

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MARG - 8.14.2013 - 11:46 AM

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