An exhibit curated from the permanent collection of the International Museum of Art & Science will honor Sept. 11 with a series of photographs by photographer Mark Roddenberry after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2011.
“Avenue of the Strongest: An Eyewitness Account of that Day in September 20th Anniversary” is a series of photographs which gets its name from a street in lower Manhattan. The street is approximately one mile north of the World Trade Center. These photographs reflect one of the nation’s greatest catastrophes and our country’s heroic response to the tragedy of that day.
Roddenberry is a portrait photographer who was living in Lower Manhattan during the attacks. His studio was eight blocks north of the World Trade Center Complex. When the second tower collapsed, Mark was considered to be the closest photographer that survived.
Mark shot several hundred images during and immediately after the attacks. His images are in both FEMA’s World Trade Center Building Performance Study and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.