Pride & Stonewall as Seen by Fred W. McDarrah

- Fred W. McDarrah

By Hilton Als

It is a dubious honor to write about Fred W. McDarrah—dubious because I don’t want him to be gone. I’d rather write about the work he would still be doing now if he were around, covering his territory, which is to say Manhattan, specifically downtown, which, if you squint, you can still see through his eyes. But you have to squint hard. Fred’s downtown had nothing to do with chain stores and corporate raiders […]

 

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Come on down to the @thestonewallinn TONIGHT from 6-8 to celebrate the release of our new book ‘PRIDE: Photography After Stonewall’ in collaboration with @or_books Refreshments will be served! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the book, find images of the iconic night, poems by people like Allen Ginsberg and a new introduction by @newyorkermag writer Hilton Als. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured above is the celebration that started it all, rioters outside The Stonewall at 53 Christopher St on June 27, 1969. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • #fredwmcdarrah #gettyimages #stonewall #gayrights #party #bookrelease #bar #celebration #opening #allenginsberg #newyork #nyc #photography

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