“The September 11 Photo Project is an open forum for display of photographs and words in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The project began as a grass-roots effort to collect material for anyone who wished to participate. By allowing people to bear witness to the expression and pain of others, the project hoped to promote understading of the tragedy on a human level and to begin a healing process. Our philosophy was simple: display, without exception, every set of photographs and words participants submitted; and welcom all who wished to see them”
– from the Introduction to The September 11 Photo Project
This book represents the project’s effort to bring the gallery experience of this collection of powerful photographs to people who were unable to visit [although more than 40,000 did visit the exhibit!] the SoHo gallery that housed them. Editor Michael Feldschuh call the September 11 Photo Project “a means of bearing witness to the pain and to the profound shift in our rality that has taken place since the events of September 11, 2001.”
To see The September 11 Photo Project, visit Special Collections on the second floor of the Bartle Library and ask for Local History *HV 6432.7 S457 2002.