Weegee’s Bowery in the ICP Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, May 1- August 5, 2016
“Weegee’s Bowery will look back to the Bowery in the 1940s and 1950s through a selection of images by Arthur Fellig, the legendary New York press photographer — better known as Weegee. The 39 prints on view have been chosen by ICP Weegee specialist Christopher George from ICP’s holdings of more than 20,000 Weegee photographs.
Weegee’s photographs show the Bowery when it was still New York’s Skid Row. A gathering point for derelicts and down-and-out transients who huddled in the shadow of the Third Avenue elevated railway, it was notorious for its fleabag hotels, flop houses that offered 25-cent-per-night beds, and crowded all-night missions that provided food and shelter to those who could afford neither.” — International Center of Photography (ICP)