- Weegee, A Stitch in Time—at Coney Island, June 9, 1941. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
- Weegee, [Billie Dauscha and Mabel Sidney, Bowery entertainers, New York], December 4, 1944.
© Weegee/International Center of Photography
- Weegee, Simply Add Boiling Water, December 19, 1943. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
- Weegee, [Afternoon crowd at Coney Island, Brooklyn], July 21, 1940. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
- Weegee, [Weegee at his typewriter in the trunk of his 1938 Chevy], ca. 1943. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
Weegee's view of urban life was governed by his occupation: daily newspapers demanded dramatic, newsworthy events. As a result, he often depicted the city as a seething and chaotic web of crime and violence. He exposed aspects of the city—even whole neighborhoods—that were strange and unfamiliar, except to those who lived there, and the eruptive events in his work seemed at times fearful and alienating. Yet, in his writing and photography for the liberal daily newspaper PM and in his brilliant editing and toughtalking captions for his 1945 photobook Naked City, Weegee gradually developed a m