Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes by Sean WilentzDuring his 50-year association with the Village Voice, Fred W. McDarrah (1926–2007) covered the city’s downtown scenes, producing an unmatched and encyclopedic visual record of people, movements, and events. McDarrah frequented the bars, cafés, and galleries where writers, artists, and musicians gathered, and he was welcome in the apartments and lofts of the city’s avant-garde cultural aristocracy. He captured every vital moment, from Jack Kerouac reading poetry, to Bob Dylan hanging out in Sheridan Square, to Andy Warhol filming in the Factory, to the Stonewall Riots. Through his lens, we see the legendary birth of ideas and attitudes that continue to shape the character and allure of New York today.
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The cameras that Fred W. Nor was he, not in his own mind. He was a bit of a square, he admitted, and an unlikely chronicler of the bohemian world he saw coming into view in Greenwich Village in the mids. What McDarrah had was a drive to document, in galleries and lofts and cafes and bars, the painters, musicians, critics, bookstore owners and Beat-era poets and writers he sensed were making a new world, one that would spark the counterculture of the s. My camera was my diary, my ticket of admission, my way of remembering, preserving, proving that I had been there when it all happened.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Sean Wilentz is the author of Bob Dylan in America () Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes by [Wilentz, Sean].
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Eighth Street, looking east from Sixth Avenue, January 1, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. Guests sit on a mattress and on the floor at a birthday party for Ted Joans, July 25, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. Bob Dylan, sitting on a bench in Christopher Park across the street from the offices of the Village Voice since , either salutes or shields his eyes from the sun, January 22, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. Merce Cunningham, March 22, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. Artist Faith Ringgold poses with her work, August 30, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. McDarrah: New York Scenes. The exhibition features vintage black and white prints that span the late s to the mids.