These poignant, surprising, and touching black-and-white photographs were taken in New York City in the days and weeks after the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Founder of the Visual Studies Workshop, in Rochester, New York, and recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, Lyons sees New York with sensitive yet clear eyes. The publication accompanies a 2003 traveling exhibition of the photographs presented at Light Work, in Syracuse, New York; the Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, in Garden City, New York; the Centro Nacional de las Artes, in Mexico City; and ACTA International, in Rome.
[Lyons’s] images show memorials, patriotic displays, and the commercialization of nationalistic fervor that defined the aftermath of the attacks. —Conor Risch, “From the Ashes: Photo Projects of the Post-9/11 Milieu,” Photo District News