Iowa City photo exhibit shows New York’s patriotism after 9/11

“The Flag Project: New York City After September 11” opens Friday

Large American flags line the pavement as small flags are placed at the graves of veterans during a volunteer flag placement at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids on May 29. Photos of the patriotism seen in New York City after 9/11 will be shown in a new exhibit at the Artifactory in Iowa City starting Friday. (The Gazette)

Iowa City residents who lived and worked in New York City share the photos they took of the city’s patriotism after the 9/11 attacks in a new exhibit.

The photos for “The Flag Project: New York City after Sept. 11” were taken in the days and weeks following September 11, 2001, by Iowa City residents Sharon Beckman, a creative director who lived and worked. worked in midtown Manhattan, and Ron Pile, a United Airlines pilot who flew on September 11.

There was patriotism and flags all over the country, but Beckman and Pile were surprised by the patriotic fervor that was sweeping New York City as well. Flags grew on cars and buses, fire escapes, scaffolding, windows, statues, museums and offices, showing the world that New Yorkers were Americans and New Yorkers first. then.

The exhibition runs from Friday to September 26. The opening takes place on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of September 11. The opening hours of the gallery during the exhibition are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The ArtiFactory is located at 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

For security reasons, The ArtiFactory limits viewing of The Flag Project to 20 at a time. If the gallery is full, you are welcome to arrive anytime during opening hours and wait outside until space becomes available. Masks are mandatory.

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