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Scenes from A Show

Aug 26

In Friends, News at 7:12am


We set up the show on Tuesday night. When you need to get something done, it’s always good to have FDNY on your side. Louie Cacchioli rallied the guys, and over 25 firefighters showed up and worked tirelessly from 9pm through till 3am to get this in place for the Wednesday opening press reception. Pushing these frames around, many of which are close to 300 lbs., more than once I was like, “Why’d I have to shoot ‘em so big?”

I was just humbled, really, by the selfless way these guys, many of whom came from way out of town, just pitched in and got this done. My thanks also go out to Related, the owners of the building, which worked with me to allow this to happen. If we had to actually hire shippers and handlers to move it around, it simply would never get done because of the enormous cost. Louie, seen below, has been the face of the show since the book came out in 2002, and he ended up on the cover. I always tell people he’s firefighting’s answer to Robert DeNiro. He’s always been there to help.

It also would never have gotten done, were it not for the tireless efforts of Ellen Price, who has worked with the collection for almost 10 years. Her labors are done behind the scenes, organizing, cataloging, making sure it has been stored properly (24,000 lbs. of photography in museum quality, monitored storage!) and working with the 911 Museum to arrange for its’ eventual home. Below, Ellen works with the guys.

So it got done. It will be on floor of the Time Warner Center, free and open to the public, from 10am to 9pm every day until Sept. 12. After that, we’ll see what happens. More on that tk.

We had lots of press at the opening, and a bunch of subjects from the original project also graciously came. Below, Bill Butler speaks eloquently about the events of 911.

More than 75,000 people a day transit the TW Center. Which means that close to a million people will pass by these over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, they’ll stop for a moment, and remember.

(all video shot on Nikon D7000′s by Drew Gurian, Michael Cali, Mike Grippi and Lynda Peckham)

More tk…

59 Responses to “Scenes from A Show”

Coty says:

on September 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Love your work and especially the behind the scenes and seeing all the work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing.

Call For Artists says:

on September 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

This photos are amazing. I love the composition, excellent work.
Just wanted to pass on my congrats for putting together a great group of photographers. These shots are all wonderful.

I would Like to share another Juried show (Fusion Portfolio Review) for emerging photographers and illustrators in New York.
visit :- http://www.nycfotoworks.com

Bryan says:

on September 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Great photojournalism as always. I enjoyed this post very much.

Artur Stull says:

on May 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Hi, I thought your post was amazing. Thanks a lot!

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