August 30, 2002

9/11 Memorial Exhibition Gives Chance for San Diegans to Reflect

In remembrance of those who perished in the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) will be presenting a memorial photographic exhibition titled Without Borders: Transcending Terror from September 1 through October 13, 2002, and giving a chance for visitors to record their memories and reflections in an inclusive book presented for public use on the day of September 11, 2002.

Admission into MoPA’s galleries will be free to the public on the day of September 11, 2002.

Included in the exhibition is a photographic tribute titled “A Missing Peace,” by Cheryl Sorg, which features 3,062 burning candle images, one for each person who died in the attack on September 11, 2001. Installed on constructed squares of paper cut from magazine pages and backed together with tape, this piece is assembled much like a handmade quilt. When backlit, the 3,100 1-inch squares in the 5-by-7-foot piece reveal the images of the 3,062 candle flames burning for a 9/11 victim.

Also included in this exhibition will be images commemorating lives lost, or lives in struggle against war, revolution, ignorance, and poverty through photographs made by some of photojournalism’s best. Included will be photographs showing the Russian Front during WWII, the overthrow of Baby Doc Duvalier’s corrupt regime in Haiti and the violence of racism in Birmingham, Alabama. These photographic works are drawn from MoPA’s permanent collection from artists such as Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb, Alex Webb, Sebastio Salgado, Kevin Bubriski and Charles Moore.

Community Involvement: In remembrance of 9/11, MoPA galleries will have free admission for the public, and will be hosting an opportunity for visitors to share their thoughts and memories in a book intended to record public reflections and community cohesiveness in spite of the tragedy. The book will be present beside the exhibition, and will be open to the public for use from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 11, 2002.

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