Veteran Village Voice Photographer Dies

november 7, 2007  08:42 am
Fred W. McDarrah died in his sleep at home in New York City early Tuesday morning. He was 81. "Over a 50-year span, McDarrah documented the rise of the Beat Generation, the city’s postmodern art movement, its off-off-Broadway actors, troubadours, politicians, agitators and social protests," the Voice reports. "He was really what I would call a reporter photographer," Voice writer Nat Hentoff tells the New York Sun. "Nobody could intimidate him." McDarrah was an enduring presence at the paper, remaining on the Voice masthead as a consulting editor to this day. "He was constantly sending suggestions," editor Tony Ortega tells the Associated Press.