Remembering September 11th – with photographs of Ground Zero

Remembering September 11th; opening this Friday at the Berman Museum of Art, located on the Ursinus College in Collegeville (601 E. Main Street):

Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz takes viewers back to the traumatic days, weeks, and months that followed the harrowing events of September 11, 2001…

Immediately after the terrorist attacks, the Ground Zero site in New York City was designated an active crime scene and closed off to reporters and photojournalists. Sensing the magnitude of the historical record about to be lost, internationally-acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz fought for access to the site.

Through a combination of tenacity, fortuitous personal connections, occasional subterfuge, and sheer will, Meyerowitz became the only photographer allowed to document the World Trade Center site over the course of its painful transformation from disaster zone to construction site to meditative memorial. For nine months he photographed “the Pile,” as the World Trade Center came to be known, and the courageous rescue personnel, police officers, firefighters, and construction workers leading the recovery efforts inside it. Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz presents fifty of the wrenching images from this moving historical document…
Remembering Sept. 11 through Unique Photographs at Berman

Admission to the museum is free and open to the public; open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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