'Here Is New York' - 9/11 Memorial Photography Exhibit - 195 Broadway
195 Broadway - (212) 964-0146
New York, NY 10007
Description: L&L Holding Company and the New-York Historical Society have partnered to present Here is New York @ 195 Broadway, a memorial installation of more than 500 images from the acclaimed exhibition Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs, in the historic lobby of 195 Broadway – a block from the World Trade Center site – to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The free exhibition will be open to the public beginning Saturday, September 10 through Sunday, September 18, from 10am to 6pm daily, at 195 Broadway, between Fulton and Dey Streets, in Manhattan. Here is New York photographs – which have been displayed in top museums and public spaces around the world, and are now part of the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection -- will be installed in the lobby of 195 Broadway, which features 35-foot ceilings and massive Doric columns. Completed in 1916, the landmarked building was the longtime headquarters of AT&T and the site of the first transcontinental telephone call. The New-York Historical Society will also present a complementary commemorative installation at its 170 Central Park West headquarters. Remembering 9/11 offers the public additional photographs from the Here is New York collection, as well as letters written to police officers and firefighters; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker. The installation will be on view from September 8, 2011, through April 1, 2012. Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs began as a unique exhibition and sale of photographs taken by amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Anyone who had taken pictures relating to the tragedy was invited to submit their images to the gallery, where they were digitally scanned, printed and displayed alongside the work of top photojournalists and other professional photographers. The photographs were initially displayed in a SoHo storefront and have since been installed, in varying forms, in museums and public spaces in New York City and locations around the world.