DATE: September 12, 2011
September 10 - September 17, 2011
Tribute to Tragedy and Renewal.
Joel Meyerowitz, January 1, 1983, Courtesy of Houk Gallery
Joel Meyorwitz, A crane being erected on the corner of
West and Liberty, October 11, 2001, Courtesy of Houk Gallery
Joel Meyerowitz, Flags on the façade of the World
Financial Center, September 23, 2001, Courtesy of Houk Gallery
brief memorial show at Edwynn Houk Gallery is a critical marker in
time- the 10 year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. One of the
only photographers permitted entry to Ground Zero, Joel Meyerwitz,
documented the aftermath of the World Trance Center attack for 9 months.
In all over 8,000 images were made to record events that tribute the
work and bravery of firefighters, police, and construction workers and
show the slow transformation of the site from disaster area to level
ground. The images have been seen by over 4 million people in more than
200 cities around the globe. The project was sponsored by the Museum
of the City of New York which holds digital files in their archives.
Works are grand and layered deep with emotion- sorrow, loss, but also
hope. The power and strength of America is embedded in the work and
inspiration raises from the ashes of destruction.
New Yorker Mention
Edwynn Houk Gallery