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08 Agosto 2002 - 02:00

Afghanistan's National Gallery Exhibition

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The exhibition "After September 11 Images from Ground Zero," by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz , has opened at the Kabul National Gallery , the first in Afghanistan of photographs of the attack on the United States.
For the exhibition in Kabul "After September 11 Images from Ground Zero", The Museum of the City of New York and the photographer Meyerowitz selected 27 photos from his collection and sent them to Afghanistan with sponsorship from the U.S. State Department.

A museum pamphlet, which was available in Dari, one of Afghanistan's two main languages, says the exhibit was designed to show the massive scale of the attacks and to "portray the threat that terrorism poses to any city, a threat that must be fought at all costs.

"As we remember the victims and the heroes of September 11, we also recall the suffering of the Afghan people at the hands of terrorism," it says. Before September 11, it would have been impossible for Wahidy to show photographs of any kind.

Most of the paintings on the walls of the two/story gallery show nature scenes. Poignantly, some of the paintings are torn and most do not have frames or glass coverings.

For further information on this exhibition, visit the website.
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