David McCabe (photographer)

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David McCabe is a British fashion photographer.[1]

He was born in 1940 in Leicester, England, where he studied graphic design and photography.[2] While in art school he won an international photo competition sponsored by the magazine Practical Photography and was hired by the Mayflower photo studio in London. In 1960, he moved to New York City, where he first worked as an assistant and studied under Alexey Brodovitch, Henry Wolf, and Melvin Sokolsky. He received his first assignment with Condé Nast Publications in 1963. He was responsible for introducing Donyale Luna to the world of fashion modeling.[3]

In 1964 Andy Warhol hired him to document a year in his life;[2] the 400 duotone photos were published in 2003 as A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol. Many of them had never before been revealed to the public.[4][5][6][7]

McCabe's photos have been published in Life, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, W, French Elle, French Vogue, and The Times.


  1. ^ Taylor, Angela (June 24, 1966). "The Knee Is Fancy Free and Fashionable". New York Times. pp. 32–. Retrieved 10 June 2011. David McCabe, a British photographer who has been working here for the last ... 
  2. ^ a b Interview. "Photographer David McCabe's best shot". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Powell, Richard J. "Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture". University of Chicago Press. pp. 88–89. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  4. ^ McCabe, David and David Dalton (2003). A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol. New York: Phaidon. ISBN 0-7148-4322-9. 
  5. ^ Breen, Matthew (September 2003). "A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol (review)". Out. p. 44. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Baker, Kenneth (October 31, 2003). "A new coat of paint for Warhol's '60s art scene - SFGate". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "When Warhol met Dali: Unseen photos reveal crucial year in pop artist's life at The Factory". Phaidon.com. Retrieved May 4, 2015.