Finally had a chance to listen to OTM’s segment on the 9/11 Museum. Excellent interview with Local Project’s Jake Barton. I’m eager to go there the next time I’m in NYC.

Some of the voice montages remind me of this piece we worked on the decade of 9/11:

The Moment Before, and After
Days after the attack, researchers at the Columbia Center for Oral History began asking New Yorkers to describe their experience of the most harrowing day in the city’s history.

We returned to The Jewish Museum New York yesterday for a children’s music concert but was reminded of the fantastic The Radical Camera exhibit they still have on.

One of my favorite photo from that collection is “Lisette Model" by Weegee where he captures photographer Model taking a picture at Nick’s Jazz Joint, holding a string bag full of spare flashbulbs. It shows how far we’ve come… and how much we still lug around to get that perfect image.

Speaking of change, I also thought about how much we’ve taken away from ourselves as we try protect each other… or maybe from one another. I’m sure we would never see a Boy Jumping into Hudson River (by Ruth Orkin) without some new law inacted. 

In any case, excellent exhibit if you haven’t been to. It’s definitely worth the visit. They also have a pretty sweet interactive map locating where some of the photos were taken with quick access to Google Street View.