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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- It just caught our eye and made us smile.

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Sreya - 8.9.2013 - 1:20 PM
B It made me laugh !

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2BIRD2 - 8.9.2013 - 12:21 PM
I vote for A because it represents a real event, not a staged scene. Also, I like the fact that features a small victory in the face of a disaster.

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Barbara - 8.8.2013 - 2:31 PM
I like A because it's real life, not pretend

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Keegan McKenzie - 8.8.2013 - 1:59 PM
B I love the expression and you have to look to see what is actually happening.

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Jeremy McKenzie - 8.8.2013 - 1:57 PM
B because of the devilish look on his face and the fun he must have had creating this

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Bonnie - 8.8.2013 - 1:52 PM
A If you have one it's this one. so much Weegee.

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elisabeth 8.7.2013 1:29 - 8.8.2013 - 1:30 PM
B because it represents an era

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Salexy - 8.8.2013 - 12:24 PM
B because of the delicious, lecherous look!

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Bruce - 8.8.2013 - 12:04 PM
I'd vote for B because of its whimsy.

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Susan - 8.8.2013 - 12:03 PM
B.

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skale - 8.8.2013 - 11:04 AM
A and B

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joel - 8.7.2013 - 8:17 PM
A captures an authentic

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Jessie S. - 8.7.2013 - 8:15 PM
A. she has a much better story.

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julia - 8.7.2013 - 8:13 PM
A. I like that he traveled to a scene of horror and found a moment of joy and good humor. Also, this is a really cool initiative.

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Beccah - 8.7.2013 - 7:22 PM
BBBIt's hilarious!

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Francesco - 8.7.2013 - 6:39 PM
I vote for B. Interesting re: self portrait but I agree with Derek's comment a ways back: what about the representation of the woman? Her expression looks exactly like the two mannequins she's holding...

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Kelly - 8.7.2013 - 6:34 PM
Well....i really love both, but if i had to choose one it would be B because it is hysterical!!

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jan klemmer - 8.7.2013 - 6:25 PM
BBBBBBBBBB!

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Ted Aronson - 8.7.2013 - 6:23 PM
I like having the self portrait in our collection so my vote is B, Self Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood

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Barbara Aronson - 8.7.2013 - 6:22 PM

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