Powerful Exhibition of Photographs From The World Trade Center, Comes to Dublin to Mark Anniversary of 9/11Dublin, (September 3rdth, 2002) Marking the anniversary of 9/11 here is new york - a democracy of photographs will be on view in Dublin from September 11th - September 25th at: The Sausage Factory, 14a Fade Street, Dublin 2. (Between Drury Street and Georges Street). The exhibition will be open from 10.00am - 6.00pm daily including weekends and admission is free. (Sundays 12.00pm - 6.00pm) The exhibition, which is now considered the most comprehensive and authentic record of the events of 9/11, features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of this tragic day in history.
All of the images in the exhibition were contributed by witnesses to 9/11 and its aftermath. Some photographs were taken by professional photographers who rushed to the scene after the attacks began, but most were taken by ordinary people. "The work of world-famous photographers hangs alongside pictures by police officers, firemen, bystanders, construction workers and students", said Michael Shulan, one of the founding directors of here is new york. "At the anniversary of 9/11. here is new york stands as a photographic memorial to these tragic events, and as a symbol of the need, going forward, for all of us to come together in the global community and work to prevent events of this nature from continuing to happen"
Closely replicating the exhibitions original installation in New York, the Dublin presentation takes place in a disused Dublin Sausage Factory, kindly donated by Night Club owner, Mr. John Reynolds. The Dublin event has been made possible by an unleashing of goodwill. Over the weekend Fire-fighters from Dublin Fire Brigade donated their time and efforts to clean up the derelict factory. They were helped by Dublin construction company A.P. Tobin who have provided a dedicated team of workers to ensure the building is ready to welcome this important exhibition. Insurance for the event has been donated by Royal & SunAlliance.
Pat Austin, a New Yorker working in Dublin as Director of Communications at Woodford Bourne, was approached to assist with the sponsorship of the event. Woodford Bourne, a 250 year-old fine wine distributor (a member of DCC plc), agreed. "I'm an Irish-American living in Dublin, and I worked at the World Trade Center, so I certainly had strong feelings about the event. I think we have a responsibility as democratic countries to never forget the cost of freedom."
here is new york started with one lonely photo hung in a store window in New York, and is now considered the most authentic and comprehensive assemblage of images documenting what occurred in New York City on September 11th 2001.
Over 750,000 people have visited the exhibit in New York with 9/11 anniversary exhibits opening in London, Paris, Tokyo and Dublin. Admission to the exhibit is free. Prints will be sold to for 25 Euro with net proceeds from the Dublin show shared between the Children's Aid Society's World Trade Center Fund and the Irish Famine Commemoration Fund, benefiting the Homeless and Disadvantaged Youth of Ireland.
The Exhibition will run from September 11th – September 25thThe Address is:
The Sausage Factory
14a Fade Street
(Between Drury Street & Georges Street)
10.00am – 6.00pm Mon - Sat.
12.00pm – 6.00pm Sundays
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