A series of remarkable photographs by New York Post staff photographer G. N. Miller taken in the chaos at Ground Zero on September 11 and 12, 2001, will be on view in the Grand Lobby of the Brooklyn Museum of Art from September 11 through October 14, 2002.
Born in Brooklyn, award-winning photojournalist Gary Miller was a Rikers Island correction officer, then a detective for the New York Police Department, and later a detective for the Organized Crime Control Bureau before his law enforcement career was ended by a near fatal injury. He then returned to his first passion[,] photography. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair,People, and Newsweek magazines.
In addition to this presentation of photographs, the Brooklyn Museum of Art will mark the first anniversary of September 11, 2001 by waiving admissions for the day as it did the day following the terrorist attacks. To honor the thousands who were lost, Museum staff and visitors will gather in the Hall of the Americas on the first floor to share in a solemn memorial. Gallery talks on September 11 and the following weekend will include tours of American Identities: A New Look and the Museum’s Islamic holdings. The program Stories & Art at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, will focus on the theme of “Heroes.” Throughout the month of September visitors will be invited to share their feelings about last year’s attacks by making entries in notebooks available in the Grand Lobby and in the Education Galleries.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1995 - 2003. 2002, 037.