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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Weegee's Story

New York, stark black and white street photography: the trademarks of photographer Arthur Fellig (1899 - 1968), commonly known by his pseudonym "Weegee". Beginning on Saturday 24th February (vernissage: 23rd February, 7pm) an exhibition at gallery C|O Berlin in the Postfuhramt (Oranienburger Straße) will show 217 photographs by Fellig from the Berinson Collection as well as documentary videos about the photographer and his work.

Fellig's nickname is said to derive from "Ouija" due to his seemingly uncanny knack of arriving at incident scenes just minutes after they occurred. This wasn't through some paranormal abilty though - he was the only New York newspaper reporter who was allowed to have a portable police-band shortwave radio.

Daily, 11am - 8pm, until May 6, 2007. Entrance €5 (€4 concessions).

Link (German): http://www.postfuhramt.de/veranstaltungen/v2007_02_19.php

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