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ticipants themselves and then putting
them together in a split second."
The photographer, who has done
gym pictures in Detroit for a special
publication, is working in Italy on a
book to be titled Inside the Light: Four
Seasons in Tuscany, an appreciation of
Italian life completed with his wife,
writer Maggie Barrett.
"The camera, to me, is a license to
see," Meyerowitz says. "I don't work
with it in a way that makes it seem
hard or technical. I'm a wanderer, and
I like to stop and look at things and
melt into the space."
Photos from 'After
9/11: Messages from
the World and Images
of Ground Zero," at
the Gerald R. Ford
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The 28 Meyerowitz pictures at the Ford
museum are joined with condolence
messages and artifacts sent to U.S.
embassies and consulates by people in
110 countries. The exhibit was assem-
bled by the United States Diplomacy
Center of the U.S. Department of State
in collaboration with the Museum of
the City of New York and encompasses
photographs of the rescue workers and
the desolation they faced.
Meyerowitz, the only photographer
allowed free artistic access to the dis-
aster site, also is compiling his
images into a book. He has previous-
ly published 11 books of color pho-
tographs and one on the history of
"There are now 32 of these exhibi-
tions traveling the world, and that's
something I never expected," says the
photographer, who felt a moral commit-
ment to the project and gained access
with the help of the New York museum.
"More than anything, I wanted to
make a historical record that would
serve future generations who were curi-
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ous about the aftermath of the attack.
When the .city administration said that
nobody could go in and take photo-
graphs, I thought that was a crime
against history. I wanted to make that
right so I found a way to go in.
"Over the nine months I spent
there, I observed healing, recovery, sal-
vation and reclamation. There was a
human effort that was very positive
despite all the destruction and death."
Meyerowitz, who carried his equip-
ment a minimum of six miles a day
every day to .shoot the difficult and
dangerous area, believes the experience
made him more of a realist. The expe-
rience motivated him to focus on
social issues in future projects.
'Eye of the Beholder: A History of
Photography?' runs Oct. 18-Jan. 5
at the Grand Rapids Art Museum,
155 Division North. Hours are 11
a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays
with Friday hours extending to 9
p.m. $7 adults/$4 seniors and col-
lege students/$3 children 6-17.
(616) 831 1000
'After 9/11: Messages from the
World and Images of Ground
Zero" runs through Oct. 15 at the
Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl
, s treet NW, Grand Rapids. Gallery
hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day.
$41$3 seniors. (616) 451-9263.
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