American, 1899–1968. Weegee, by name Arthur Fellig, original name Usher Fellig, had a reputation of being the first photographer to arrive at any crime scene. By tuning his portable radio to the police-band shortwave, he would catch up with the details of the locations of illegal acts and emergencies occurring in the city. Weegee was known for his realistic and gritty black and white photographs that documented murder and turmoil of New York City in the early to mid-1900s. His journey started as a darkroom technician before becoming a renowned photojournalist.