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Passage du Désir
85-87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
F-75010 PARIS
Métro Château d'eau (4) or Gare de l'est (4, 5, 7)

Tel: + 33 (1) 56 41 36 04


Miranda Salt
Project Director

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'Here is New York: a democracy of photographs' was organized in response to the World Trade Center tragedy and resulting unprecedented flood of images. The goal of the project was to collect, organize, display, and preserve for historical purposes, visual documents that provide the broadest possible view of this event and its aftermath.

This grass-roots exhibition started in two small Soho storefronts in New York City on September 28, 2001 and drew as many as 3000 visitors each day. To date, over 1,000,000 visitors have passed through the gallery. Five months after its inception, 'Here is New York' was exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Through ongoing photographic contributions, the overall archive presently contains 7000 images of and surrounding the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 and is constantly being enriched by new submissions.

By exhibiting images related to the World Trade Center tragedy, 'Here is New York' provides a place to bear witness to the events of 09.11.01. 'Here is New York' is a democratic forum for discussion of this and future global events by accepting related photographs from all who wish to submit them.

'Here is New York' is entitled ‘a democracy of photographs’ because the images on display have been submitted by anyone and everyone - not only top photojournalists and other professional photographers, but amateurs of all levels. Each image is digitally scanned, printed on archival paper, and displayed in a democratic style- anonymously and without frames.

Partners: CCF (HSBC), BETC, CorporArt


Founding Directors of 'Here is New York' :

Alice Rose George is an independent curator and organizer for photography exhibitions who was a longtime photo editor for Time magazine and, more recently, Details magazine

Gilles Peress is an internationally acclaimed photo-documentarian who is a principal at Magnum and has focused his vision on the most pressing social conflicts of our time

Michael Shulan is a writer who has long explored the intersection of words and images. He has worked extensively with digital media

Charles Traub, a photographer, is Chairperson of the MFA Program in Photography and the Related Media at the New York School of Visual Arts, and former director of Light Gallery.

Simultaneous exhibitions of 'Here is New York' are presently occurring in Berlin, Dublin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Zurich, London, Tokyo and Paris, as well as the following American cities: New York City, Troy, Louisville, Washington D.C., San Diego, Tampa, Chicago, Boca Raton, Marietta.

Le Passage du Désir - chez BETC - 85/87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010 PARIS - Tél: + 33(0)1 56 41 36 04