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Weegee: Murder is my business Exhibition design Fotomuseum Antwerpen (FoMu), 2012 Weegee is one of the most colourful figures in American phot… Read More
Weegee: Murder is my business Exhibition design Fotomuseum Antwerpen (FoMu), 2012 Weegee is one of the most colourful figures in American photography. The exhibition Weegee: Murder Is My Business focuses on his dramatic black-and-white images of the New York crime scene of the 1930s and 1940s, which set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Kummer & Herrman used this tabloid-connection in a powerful typographical approach for their design of the exhibition for Fotomuseum Antwerpen. The exhibition presents over 100 vintage prints, original newspapers, film excerpts and views of the 1941 Photo League exhibition. There are also touch screens with background information on Weegee and the photos on exhibit. The exhibition is on show untill 27th January 2013. www.fotomuseum.be Read Less
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Weegee: Murder is my business
Exhibition design 
Fotomuseum Antwerpen (FoMu), 2012

 
 
Weegee : Murder is my business
Exhibition design 
Fotomuseum Antwerpen (FoMu), 2012
 
Weegee is one of the most colourful figures in American photography. He is renowned for his sensational images of assassinations, fires, accidents, brawls and orgies. His flash mercilessly captures the events, uncensored and unembellished.
 
The exhibition ‘Weegee: Murder Is My Business’ focused on his black-and-white images of the New York crime scene of the 1930s and 1940s, which set the standard for what has become known as ‘tabloid journalism’.

This tabloid link was the starting point for a powerful typographical approach to the design of the exhibition, which featured more than 100 vintage prints, original newspaper and film clips. Touchscreens provided additional background information.
 
www.fotomuseum.be