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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, because it's true to life.

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anonymous. - 8.30.2013 - 3:53 PM
A The photo captures actual people in NYC caught up in events at a given moment in history. The action is unrehearsed and spontaneous.

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Robert Waks - 8.30.2013 - 3:38 PM
I would vote for A. I feel that the artist is so connected to this imagery. It is iconic for the newspaper photos Weegee is known for.

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Arlene Ferris-Waks - 8.30.2013 - 3:33 PM
Depends on whether the PMA has other examples of Weegee like A. If not, then A-like photos are what he is best known for.

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Tom - 8.30.2013 - 2:55 PM
B - Because the life is no sense like A

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Florence - 8.30.2013 - 12:34 PM
B Very cinematic

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Frank - 8.30.2013 - 12:23 PM
A because it shows people making the most of adversity.

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Michael - 8.30.2013 - 12:20 PM
B because it is very surrealistic

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LUIS - 8.30.2013 - 12:18 PM
B-VISUALLY STRONG-COMPOSITION OF VERTICALS AND HORIZONTALS IS FASCINATING--PLUS IT IS WITTY!

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LCDUCKWORTH - 8.30.2013 - 12:08 PM
A A A A A SHE IS SO HAPPY AND THE FIREMEN ARE HAPPY TOO

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HAMJM - 8.30.2013 - 11:35 AM
B BECUASE IT HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR

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TED - 8.30.2013 - 11:10 AM
A Great to see happiness out of tragedy.

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Nancy - 8.30.2013 - 11:07 AM
A I love human interest situations that show people helping people.The joy on her face is so genuine.

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Sandi - 8.30.2013 - 11:05 AM
B - because it is more funny to look at and there is more to "see"

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theresa - 8.29.2013 - 4:15 PM
A - because of her expression.

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Anonymous - 8.29.2013 - 1:21 PM
B -- appeals more to me visually; never saw anything quite like this; like that Weegee included himself.

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Nancy - 8.29.2013 - 11:45 AM
A! It is more representative of Weegee's traditional work and would be a great addition to the collection.

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Anonymous - 8.29.2013 - 10:32 AM
B is more representative of weege's geniality. and it's like the picture he would have been taken one day, constructed by himself.

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rob - 8.28.2013 - 8:20 PM
I think A is the better choice; it captures a spontaneous moment of such joy.

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rona - 8.28.2013 - 7:41 PM
pick A . b is clever a is telling

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dogmustard - 8.28.2013 - 7:32 PM

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