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The Beat Hotel - the photography of Harold Chapman

Issue No. 2213

Described as “one of the best photographers of his generation”, Chapman meticulously chronicled residents of the aptly nick named Beat Hotel in Paris’ Latin Quarter in the middle of the 20th century.

Among the guests were the “Beat Generation” authors that transformed the literary landscape and challenged pervading morality.

These included William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Harold Norse, and Gregory Corso.

The Proud Central Gallery, London, until 29 August

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Tue 3 Aug 2010, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2213
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