|A SECOND TELLING:
September 11 – here is new york
August 18 - October 2, 2011
© Mark Selliger
“The events of September 11 affected everyone equally, leaving no one immune to confusion, shock, and grief.” –Michael Shulan, excerpt from the essay Images of Democracy
|"here is new york" was originally organized by four individuals in the days immediately following the destruction of the World Trade Center. The exhibition began during the third week of September in a small vacant storefront on Prince Street in Soho, which was owned by one of the organizers and where he had taped up a nondescript picture of the World Trade Center in the front window on September 11. As soon as the call for submissions went out, the response was immediate and overwhelming. By Christmas, over fifteen hundred photographers had contributed more than four thousand images, and more than two hundred and fifty thousand people had made their way to Prince Street to view them.||
| The goal of the 2002 project was to collect, organize, display and preserve for historical purposes the broadest possible view of this event and its aftermath. The 2002 presentation of “here is new york” at the Southeast Museum of Photography was one of only a handful of such presentations outside of New York City.
More than fifty images were acquired by the museum from the 1,200 photographs that were originally exhibited at the museum in spring 2002. The images on display at the museum include powerful and poignant images taken by professional and amateur photographers. “The First 24 Hours”, a video shot during the 24 hours immediately following the tragedy will also be shown continuously in the museum.
Click HERE for On View Magazine Cover Story featuring this exhibition.
Click HERE for Here is New York official webpage.
|© Ellen K. Jaffe||© Christophe Agou||Photographer Unknown|
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