9/11: A Nation Remembers


September 8, 2006 – January 1, 2007

In the Feature Exhibition Gallery

In honor of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, the National Constitution Center presented an exhibition of original photographs by Jonathan Hyman, documenting the way the American people responded to and remember the tragic attacks. Over the past five years, photographer Jonathan Hyman has traveled the country photographing the roadside displays, murals, and personal memorials created by Americans in response to 9/11. Hyman’s photographs of this new American folk art pay tribute to those who died and movingly depict a country coming to grips with a national tragedy. The selection of 100 photographs featured in the exhibition inspires conversations about community, national identity, and how ordinary Americans have commemorated the day. From images of urban murals, flag-painted houses, memorials, and signs to tattoos and decorated cars and trucks, the photographs show America’s sorrow, patriotism, anger, and in some cases, wish for peace, unity, war, or revenge.

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