The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is about to roll out a new exhibit focused on the prodigious career of Village Voice photographer Fred McDarrah. McDarrah was a seasoned photojournalist who captured many important moments in the early gay rights’ movement, as well as a number of other important pieces of New York City’s culture in the 1960s and 1970s, to include photos of Kerouac, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan and other notable figures, as well as pictures of many shops, cafes and other businesses of the time.
- Some of the momentous times that the photographer has witnessed are the changes that occurred in Greenwich village during the period of the beats and also the LGBTQ movement.
- The photographs will be on display in an exhibition at the MCNY and they will showcase the decades of the 60s and 70s in New York.
- There are some images that will be exhibited and they are those of cultural icons which include the images of Bob Dylan, and Allen Ginsberg.
“Photographer Fred W. McDarrah has become a legendary figure for capturing the spirit of the city throughout his decades of work as the Village Voice’s main staff photographer.”