9/11 Photo Exhibition

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  1. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    International Center of Photography: ‘Remembering 9/11’ (through Jan. 8) Five very different groups of photographs — each an archive unto itself — focus on the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, conveying from various angles and viewpoints the scale of human loss and physical destruction, as well as the massive cleanup effort that followed. The general effect can be close to overwhelming, but oddly hope-inducing, at least in terms of the civic will both to recover and remember that is demonstrated. The show is also a meditation on photography’s implacable documentary powers and the effectiveness with which, from either near or far, it records facts that are otherwise often beyond grasping. 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, (212) 857-0000, icp.org. (Smith)

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