SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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