Noted Photographer Jonathan Hyman to Mark Fifth Anniversary of 9/11 with Bloustein Presentation

Noted Photographer Jonathan Hyman to Mark Fifth Anniversary of 9/11 with Bloustein Presentation



WHAT: "Visual Response to 9/11," an illustrated lecture by art photographer Jonathan Hyman, sponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the department of American studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Hyman's lecture follows a Sept. 11 presentation by "Twin Towers" author and Rutgers Professor Angus Kress Gillespie. The talks mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
WHO: Jonathan Hyman, whose collection of 9/11-related images are being exhibited by the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
WHERE: Special Events Forum, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy,
33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. Seating is limited for this free public presentation.

BACKGROUND: For years prior to the Sept.11 attacks, Jonathan Hyman worked as an art photographer with an interest in contemporary American popular culture. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, he took the initiative to travel the East Coast and parts of the Midwest to photograph the wide variety of ways that Americans expressed themselves through art. Understanding that the grassroots response to the attacks was by its very nature ephemeral, and realizing there was no time to lose, Hyman, without government or foundation grants, set out as an independent photographer on a five-year documentary project. To date, on his own time and at his own expense, he has taken 15,000 photographs.

Now, on the fifth anniversary of the attacks, Hyman's belief in the importance of this project has been confirmed by two large solo exhibitions of his work that opened recently. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is hosting an exhibition of 100 photographs, and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation is exhibiting 65 of his works at the new 7 World Trade Center.

Contacts:

Rick Remington

732-932-6812, ext. 552

E-mail: remingr@rci.rutgers.edu


Steve Manas

732-932-7084, ext. 612

E-mail: smanas@ur.rutgers.edu