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The American Cultural Center Presents "after September 11: Images from Ground Zero" Photo Exhibition July 8-24, 2002

PR0238E | Date: 2002-07-03

Having reopened at its new location in the International Trade Building in June, the American Culture Center is unveiling its new image with the Taiwan premier of an exhibit that has been touring the world.

"After September 11: Images from Ground Zero," photographs by New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz, will be shown in the new American Cultural Center from July 8 to 24, Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It features 27 pictures chosen from among 5,000 that Meyerowitz, winner of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, took as the only photographer allowed to have unimpeded access to Ground Zero just two days after the September 11 attacks on the New York World Trade Center. The photos offer a stunning reflection of the September 11th attacks on the U.S. and the reaction of the American people in human terms and can be appreciated from an artistic, photojournalism or global issue perspective.

After opening in Washington, D.C., at the State Department in a program that featured remarks by Secretary of State Colin Powell, “Images from Ground Zero” made its overseas debut at the Museum of London on March 5, 2002. To date, in addition to the United Kingdom, it has showed in more than 60 cities: in France and throughout the European continent, in Eastern Europe from Russia and throughout the New Republics, in South America (Chile and Ecuador), in the Middle East (Kuwait), in sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria in the west to Kenya in the east, and in East Asia in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia. “Images from Ground Zero” will open in Beijing on September 11, on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. By December 2002, it will have been seen in 110 cities.

Following its American Cultural Center debut, the exhibit will continue to be on view in Taiwan over the next three years at sites around the island: In Tainan, Chung-li, Hsin Chu, and Taichung, in addition to several showings in and around Taipei, including Yangmingshan. On September 11, 2002, the exhibit will open at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts to commemorate the first year anniversary of the horrendous attacks.

The American Cultural Center is on the 21st floor of the Taipei World Trade Center International Trade Building, #333, Keelung Road, Section 1, Taipei. The phone number for general inquiries is 2723-3959. The Web site can be found by logging on at For a quick view of the photo exhibit, please visit the Web page

The scheduled exhibits in Taiwan are as follows:

7/8-7/24/2002 American Cultural Center, Taipei
8/2-9/1/2002 Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Tainan
9/11-10/6/2002 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
10/16-11/20/2002 Yuan Chih University Art Center, Chung-li
11/29-12/19/2002 Hsin Chu Teacher's College Art Space, Hsin Chu
12/27-1/20/2003 Taichung County Cultural Center, Feng Yuan
2/14-3/16/2003 Taichung County Sea Port Art Center
3/28-4/30/2003 Providence University Art Center, Taichung County
5/8-5/31/2003 Feng-Jia University Art Center, Taichung
7/22- 8/30/2003 Keelung Cultural Center
9/10-10/10/2003 Hwa Kang Museum, Chinese Culture University, Taipei