Margaret Bourke White
Henri Cartier Bresson
David Douglas Duncan
Philip Jones Griffiths
David 'Chim' Seymour
W Eugene Smith
WEEGEE Illustrated November 24th 1945 - Naked City
Arthur Felig (1899-1968), better known as Weegee, published his 'noir' vision of New York, Naked City, in 1945. Weegee dismissed the publisher's idea of a launch cocktail party, holding it in Sammy's Saloon in the Bowery, whose clientele had featured in many of Weegee's photographs.
Due to the success of the book Weegee received a major retrospective at the MOMA. In his own words; "I was an overnight sensation. Success went to my head and camera. My prices went up from five dollars a shot to five hundred."
The British magazine Illustrated carried a three page review of the book in November '45.