The exhibition will also highlight images from the Historical Society's own collection, especially the marvelous and little-known portfolio of 889 photographs taken from 1966 to 1973 by Herman N. Liberman Jr., a member of the New York Stock Exchange, who walked 502 miles in a serpentine pattern along every street in Manhattan, from river to river, recording every single house of worship then in existence, including the most modest storefront and parlorfront churches and synagogues.p>
David Dunlap, a senior writer at The New York Times, is the photographer and co-author with Joseph J. Vecchione of Glory in Gotham (City & Company, 2001), the photographer and author of On Broadway: A Journey Uptown Over Time (Rizzoli International, 1990) and the photographer of The City Observed: New York by Paul Goldberger (Random House, 1979).
The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition here is new york: a democracy of photographs), as well as letters written to police officers and firefighters; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker. For more information, visit Voices of 9/11.
Remembering 9/11 is generously supported by Bernard and Irene Schwartz.