Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), an American photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
Weegee worked in New Jersey as a press photographer, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity.
He is best known as a candid news photographer whose stark black-and-white shots documented street life in New York City. Weegee’s photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own blood, overcrowded urban beaches and various grotesques are still shocking, though some, like the juxtaposition of society grandes dames in ermines and tiaras and a glowering street woman at the Metropolitan Opera (The Critic, 1943), turned out to have been staged. Read full wikipedia article.