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Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Felig, a American photographer and photojournalist[?], born 1899, died 1968. Weegee was born Usher Fellig in Zloczew, Austria (now in Poland). His name was changed to Arthur when he came with his family to live in New York in 1910.

He was a candid news photographer whose stark black and white shots documented life in New York City. The title of one of his collections, Naked City, became the title of a pioneering realistic television police drama series.

Most of his photos were taken with a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera preset at f/16 at 1/200 of a second with a flash.

In 1958 he was consultant for Stanley Kubrick's film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His accent was purportedly the inspiration for the accent of the title character in Doctor Strangelove.

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