|© Eugene Richards. Courtesy the artist.|
Mourners at the memorial service for Lt. Paul Mitchell, Battalion 1, formerly of Ladder Company 110, November 2, 2001, from Stepping Through the Ashes. This image is included in the group exhibition, Remembering 9/11, currently on view at the Museum of the International Center of Photography in New York.
“On the occasion of this important anniversary of the events of 9/11, ICP is pleased to partner with the 9/11 Memorial Museum on an exhibition that honors those who were lost and celebrates the sacrifices of many to recover from those violent acts,” said Willis E. Hartshorn, ICP Ehrenkranz Director. “Photography is, in this case, both a documentary tool to record this process of regeneration and a medium of memorialization and healing.” Focusing on how firefighters, transit workers, police officers, construction workers, artists, photographers, and World Trade Center (WTC) neighbors worked together in the aftermath of the attacks, the exhibition will include five parts: Memory Remains: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17, a major installation by Francesc Torres; photographs from Eugene Richards’ Stepping Through the Ashes; a five-channel video installation, cedarliberty, by Elena del Rivero and Leslie McCleave; Above Ground Zero, photographs and proof sheets by Gregg Brown; and excerpts from here is new york: a democracy of photographs.
Admission fees to the museum will be waived on Sept. 11, 2011. The exhibition will be on view until January 8, 2012.