Following the collapse of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, Joel Meyerowitz began recording a moment in history that will be etched in our minds forever. “My task was to make a photographic record of the aftermath, the awesome spectacle of destruction, the reverence for the dead, the steadfast, painstaking effort of recovery, the life of those in the zone whose act of salvation has embedded itself deeply into the consciousness of all of us…”.
Since this time, Meyerowitz has created an inventory of over 8000 images for the World Trade Centre Archive. The archive, when complete, will produce an artistic record of the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and the neighborhood as it has evolved. A selection of photographs have been traveling across the globe and seen by over 4 million people worldwide, from Jerusalem to Islamabad, Rome, Paris, London, Kuwait, Moscow, Istanbul and over 200 other cities. Presented by Hewlett-Packard in partnership with CONTACT for the Canadian premier of this exhibition.
Lecture May 2, Jackman Hall, AGO.