This is an experimental exhibition composed of three distinct but interrelated parts. The first presents more than 150 pictures from the Museum’s collection that explore the richness, diversity, and power of the tradition of photography in New York, and which together evoke the vitality, grit, and beauty of the city. The second element is a changing display of photographs contributed (one per person) by New Yorkers and visitors that express their relationships to the city. Contributions will not be accepted after May 7, 2002. Completing the exhibition are monitors displaying a continuous stream of the thousands of photographs of the events of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath that have been collected by the remarkable project Here Is New York.
Organized by the curatorial staff of the Department of Photography, with the generous cooperation of the organizers of Here Is New York.