NYC Fire Museum exhibit to honor 9/11 first responders

“The aim of this project is to share, with humility and grace, the family members’ journeys," said Richard Wiesel


By Leila Merrill

NEW YORK — The New York City Fire Museum is observing the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with an exhibition titled “One Day in September.”

The exhibition of photos by Richard Wiesel showcases the efforts of first responders through a series of portraits of their family members, according to a news 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,” Wiesel said. “The minimalist, black-and-white photographs strip away unnecessary distractions and focus on the emotions each first responder felt while reflecting on their memories.”

A video is included. In it, Andrea Garbarini talks about the loss of her husband, Charles, an FDNY lieutenant. “That day and the many proceeding days were a tragedy for this world. I always say it was like a scar on the face of humanity,” she said.

“One Day in September” runs Wednesday, Aug. 24-Oct. 2. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nycfiremuseum.org.

 

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