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Author Biography: Nathan Lyons is founder of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. His previous photography books include Notations in Passing and Riding 1st Class on the Titanic! He is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography.
Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery
Posted September 2, 2003
This is a beautifully designed book of photographs that reflect the many different ways people have expressed their sorrow of the 9/11 tragedy and their pride as Americans. The photographs are presented in pairs and carefully sequenced. Dr. Lyons provides no captions or comments on the photographs. They speak for themselves if we take time to listen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 18, 2003
After 9/11 is a beautifully designed book containing 157 carefully selected and sequenced black-and-white photographs. The photographs are not of the tragedy itself but rather a sampling of how we, as a nation, expressed our sorrow and our pride. None of the photographs have captions and there are no words except for those that appear in some of the photographs containing posters and signs. The viewer is invited to create his or her own meaning. This takes looking at and thoughtful time, providing a vehicle for reflective meditation. Dr. Lyons plays the role of a visual historian with his camera and photographs. After 9/11 is more than a book of photographs. It is a memorial to all of the innocent people who lost their lives and to those who gave their lives in rescue attempts. It is a memorial that can be shared with friends and family and passed on to future generations. Richard D. Zakia Professor Emeritus Rochester Institute of TechnologyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.