is new york is not a conventional gallery show. It is something
new, a show tailored to the nature of the event, and to the response
it has elicited. The exhibition is subtitled "A Democracy of
Photographs" because anyone and everyone who has taken pictures
relating to the tragedy is invited to bring or ftp their images
to the gallery (in SOHO) , where they will be digitally scanned,
archivally printed and displayed on the walls alongside the work
of top photojournalists and other professional photographers.
of the prints which here is new york displays will
be sold to the public for $25, regardless of their provenance. The
net proceeds will go to the Children's Aid Society WTC Relief Fund,
for the benefit of the thousands of children who are among the greatest
victims of this catastrophe.
causes and effects of the events of 9/11/2001 are by no means clear,
and will not be for a very long time. What is clear, though, is
this: in order to restore our sense of equilibrium as a nation,
as a city, and particularly as a community, we need to develop a
new way of looking at and thinking about history, as well as a way
of making sense of all of the images which continue to haunt us.
images displayed have been purchased by members of the Housatonic
community for inclusion in the Houstonic Museum of Art's permanent
images are a visual record of the attack on and destruction of the
World Trade Center by terrorists on the morning of September 11,
2001. The photographs serve as a reminder that America, as powerful
as we are perceived to be by ourselves and others, is not, in fact,
To view the images in the HMA collection
The 15 images purchased by members of the HCC Community
is new york: a democracy of photographs The here is
new york web site offers almost all of the 6000 images that
have been collected. You may also purchase images as well as the
book here is new york.