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
Here is New York: www.hereisnewyork.org