Shocking photographs from famed New York City crime photographer Weegee

 

Gritty photographer Arthur Fellig – better known under the alias Weegee – made a name for himself by documenting the harsh reality of crime, injury and death while covering New York City from the 1930s into the 1940s. Check out some of the pioneer crime scene photographer’s most famous work … Most people are trained to smile when they see a camera flash, but this woman found a most inopportune moment to showcase her pearly whites. In this 1940 Weegee photo, she smiles on the beach in Coney Island next to her drowned boyfriend’s lifeless body.

 

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