Fred W. McDarrah

Voice of the Village

Opens June 6, 2019

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Photographs from the Beats to Stonewall.

Fred W. McDarrah: Voice of the Village examines New York City from the tumultuous 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s through the lens of photographer Fred W. McDarrah. A curious, knowledgeable, and indefatigable visual chronicler, McDarrah created an encyclopedic archive of culture and politics for the alternative newsweekly The Village Voice; from the Beats of the 1950s to the counterculture of the ’60s to the Stonewall uprising and major political events of the early 1970s. The exhibition features images of cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, with particular attention on gay liberation, anti-Vietnam War marches, and the women’s movement.

Fred W. McDarrah, "Outside the Caffe Borgia, at MacDougal and Bleecker Streets," 1966. Photo © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah. All Rights Reserved.


Fred W. McDarrah: Voice of the Village is made possible with lead support by the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust.

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