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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 enjoy the sense of humor

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Barbara - 9.6.2013 - 10:55 AM
I LIKE B AS "A" SEEMS A LITTLE TOO STAGED AS THE VICTIM APPEARS TO BE LAUGHING

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BILL - 9.5.2013 - 3:45 PM
A!

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Christina - 9.5.2013 - 1:49 PM
I would vote for "B." I like the sense of humor, and would love to know who the real dame is. Great fun, clever work. I would like to see more of this series.

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Dane Wells - 9.5.2013 - 1:38 PM
A. More compelling subject

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PA - 9.5.2013 - 1:23 PM
b nice dummies

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henry - 9.5.2013 - 1:10 PM
B REALLY GOOD

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JOSE - 9.5.2013 - 1:05 PM
b ITS AWESOME

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joe - 9.5.2013 - 1:04 PM
Ai love her smile at such a time.

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l.d. - 9.5.2013 - 12:59 PM
A. It is earthier, grittier.

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Julien - 9.5.2013 - 12:14 PM
I vote for B -- I regard it as a commentary on the artifice of Hollywood and the American fascination with movie stars. Are they real people? or just who we want them to be? I think Weegee captures this typical American pastime well -- whether consciously or unconsciously is hard to know.

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ny native - 9.5.2013 - 11:45 AM
I like them both, but my vote would be for A.

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Judy - 9.5.2013 - 11:12 AM
I choose the photograph A , because it captures Weegee's classic theme of ordinary people in distress and redemption.

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Dan Jefferson - 9.4.2013 - 8:44 PM
I really don't see the art/aestheics of either one.

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Dee - 9.4.2013 - 8:36 PM
I choose A, but it looks like the B's have it. Both are great photos.

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Philly Susan - 9.4.2013 - 8:21 PM
A!As a tremendous lover of music and instruments, i admire greatly the woman's choice to save the violin. Although I'm sure it was easier than trying to save a piano (my instrument of choice).

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Emmanuel Harris - 9.4.2013 - 8:11 PM
A. It captures the spirit of the majority of Weegee photographs, more well known then his self portraits. B is too silly for me.

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Kait - 9.4.2013 - 8:09 PM
B- it's witty, and most likely what people coming to the museum to see a "Weegee" might expect to see. I vote for visitor satisfaction.

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Zachary - 9.4.2013 - 8:00 PM
They are both wonderful. If pushed I would say A, because it appears captured by a Weegee in the right place at the right time. I say buy A!!!

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Nattieandherneedle - 9.4.2013 - 7:49 PM
B--obviously

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Julia - 9.4.2013 - 7:28 PM

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