Woman Dancing
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© International Center of Photography

Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
American, about 1950
Gelatin silver print
8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.

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Weegee took candid photographs of the people he encountered in the often seamy clubs of New York. Working in these darkened places required the use of flashbulbs, which would illuminate the scene for a split second, causing intense highlights. In this portrait of a woman dancing, her face takes on a mask-like quality as the light harshly outlines her features.