Photos from Inside the WTC Reconstruction

I’ve been waiting for this exhibition for a very long time and now it is finally here! Ben Jarosch, an accomplished yet new face in the photo journalism scene, has been chosen by the Maybach Foundation to shoot the reconstruction at the World Trade Center site. The show’s opening reception is tomorrow night from 6-8 pm at 11 Franklin Street. Ben is one of the kindest people I have ever met and has a way about him when he photographs that allows his subjects to trust him, allowing him access into their lives. I can’t wait to see what he did with this project.

Below is one of my favorites… DON’T MISS IT.

Ben Jerosch

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The Maybach Foundation cordially invites you to the opening reception of the exhibition highlighting the work of Marika Asatiani and Benjamin Jarosch for the World Trade Center Documentary Arts Project. The mentor for the project, Joe Woolhead, will also be featured.

Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
6-8 PM

The exhibition will be on display from January 7 through January 14, 2009.

New York Academy of Art
Lawrence and Josephine C. Wilkinson Hall
111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013

To RSVP or for more information, please call 415-504-3243.

1 Comment

  1. Yeah Ben! Can’t wait to see the work tonight, and have a few conversations with your ‘bosses’ regarding your limited access. Ben was given a wonderful grant to photograph the WTC site, only to be highly restricted, forced to only be on site and walk with a supervisor wherever he went. This supervisor was also taking pictures along side him. Personally this is something that would effect work flow, and the ability to get a desired reaction or interaction out of a subject. Ben persivered, and didn’t complain (I was the one who was shocked by these conditions) and then came up with a great product regardless.

    I understand the sensitive security nature of the site, but after a rigorous vetting process and the trust of a multi-thousand dollar grant, shouldn’t the photographer deserve at least some unrestricted access to produce the best possible product? Lets give photographers some freedom with their grants!



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