I am currently in New York City to meet a publisher and for the ENK Cotérie fashion event. Yesterday I attempted to visit the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, which are immense granite pools cascading down 30 ft the size of the previous Twin Towers, but they are closed to the public now.
I visited a photography exhibition showing at Thomson Reuters building’s historic lobby on 195 Broadway – a block from the World Trade Center site. The mix of amateur, instinctively shot photography displayed through simple inkjet prints, with professional shots by photojournalists, made the space feel intimate and at the same time compelling.
Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs began as a unique exhibition and sale of photographs taken by amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Anyone who had taken pictures relating to the tragedy was invited to submit their images to the gallery, where they were digitally scanned, printed and displayed by volunteers alongside the work of top photojournalists and other professional photographers.
I am pleased to share what, for me, were the most striking images.