"Shots in the Dark: Photos by Weegee the Famous"

April 15, 2010

April 17-Jan. 23
Indianapolis Museum of Art

The term “ambulance chaser” doesn’t seem so bad when it applies to a photographer capable of producing what Arthur Fellig did.
Better known as Weegee, Fellig turned the underbelly of New York City into a stark, black-and-white world, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s. His book “Naked City” was the inspiration for the 1948 film “The Naked City” (which, to no surprise, won an Oscar for Best Cinematography).
This exhibition will feature 48 of his works from among 210 acquired by the IMA in 2008. Included are crime scene shots, celebrity photos and clandestine photos of movie theater audiences (taken with infrared film). Details here.