A new photography exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum puts family members of 9/11 first responders in front of the camera as a way to illustrate the continuing impact of the attacks.
The exhibition, called “One Day in September,” features a series of profound, editorial-style portraits of first responders’ family members, created by renowned photographer Richard Wiesel. Each photograph is paired with a short interview with the subject. The exhibit also includes images showing personal artifacts, such as fire helmets and badges, provided by first responders’ family members. The photographs are rendered in black and white as a way to strip away distractions and focus on emotion, the photographer said in a press release.
“The aim of this project is to share, with humility and grace, the family members’ journeys of pain, strength, resilience and long-term healing since the tragedy more than two decades ago,” he added.