Born by the name of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968) in modern-day Ukraine, the photographer and photojournalist developed the nickname ‘Weegee” because of his almost mystical ability to capture scenes at just the right moment. Weegee is famed for his bold black and white photos which captured everything from crime scenes to hollywood starlets. Fine art critics and popular media alike adored Weegee’s work because of his exceptional ability to capture raw human emotion through his photographs. He also expanded his work into motion pictures, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick. Weegee’s provocative and eye-catching photographs continue to be adored by the public today.