Susan Sontag 1962 (cropped)

Frederick William "Fred" McDarrah (November 5, 1926 – November 6, 2007) was an American staff photographer for The Village Voice and an author. He became famous for documenting the cultural phenomenon known as the Beat Generation from its inception in the 1950s. In his book The Artist's World in Pictures, co-authored with Thomas B. Hess, McDarrah documented the New York art world, the New York School and the world of Abstract expressionism in New York City during the late 1950s.

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