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here is new york: a democracy of photographs
Sep 11 - Oct 13 , 2002

Bring to Houston
here is new york: a democracy of photographs
the acclaimed exhibition from 9.11.01

with additional support from:
The City's Initiative Program through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston / Harris County
JP Morgan Chase
City of Houston
John and Carola Herrin

Exclusive exhibition at
Memorial City Mall
9.14 - 10.13,
Mon - Sat 10am - 9pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm

Special Public Preview 9.11 - 9.12
Miller Outdoor Theatre in Herman Park as part of
September 11th - Houston Remembers,
The City's Official Commemoration

This September, on the one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, FotoFest will present here is new york, a democracy of photographs, the acclaimed exhibition of images made in response to the events of 9.11.01. Begun within days of the tragic events, in an empty storefront in the SoHo neighborhood of New York,here is new york is drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors around the world.

Recently one of the traveling shows was made available to FotoFest for its first appearance in Texas and the Southwest. The continuing, strong public interest in 9.11, the timing of the first anniversary of the 9.11 events, and the national significance of this exhibit offer a unique opportunity to create a powerful public event in Houston.

The project consists of donated work by over 2,500 people, 30% of whom are professional photographers and 70% of whom are people who happened to have a camera(s) at hand at the time of the events in New York and Washington and their aftermath. The exhibition consists of 500 images presented so the experience is conveyed in hundreds of small, intimate and dramatic ways that allow us to re-experience the myriad human encounters with those momentous events. The pictures succeed in giving expression to an inexpectedly diverse range of human emotions. The density of their installation on small clips and wires, the informality of their presentation as inkjet computer prints, and the apparent anonymity of their origins succeed in transcending the specific and reach out to the enormity and irony of all such tragedies, anywhere.

For more details: Press Release

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