"Macabre was Weegee's specialty. Case in point, the photographer took this shot of an American prisoner strapped into a chair in a gas chamber as he is sentenced to death. The prisoner's black hood carries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo." source
About a 2012 photography exhibition of Weegee's the New York Times wrote, "This exhibition affirms that Weegee brought to street photography a new, often shocking vitality. The combination of grit, humanity, intensity, merciless opportunism and spatial precariousness...regularly resulted in pictures that you can’t stop looking at...and don't soon forget." To see photos of the NYC exhibition click here.