Art House: From Across The River

A photographic exhibit in honor of the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001 from the New Jersey perspective.


To mark the 10-year anniversary of September 11th, Art House Productions presents “From Across the River,” a powerful and deeply moving photography exhibition by photographer Sandra Swieder. To date, no exhibit, book or documentary examines the story of the Jersey side. “From Across the River” will be the first to honor and preserve the memories of September 11, 2001 from the New Jersey perspective.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 7-10pm
Art House Productions 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
The exhibition will be on view from September 1 – September 15, 2011

For more information, go to: arthouseproductions.org

About the Exhibition
Immediately following the attacks on September 11, 2001, Hudson Country’s waterfront became the hub for emergency personnel, volunteers and over 200,000 survivors who were ferried from lower Manhattan to the Jersey waterfront. Upon their arrival to the Jersey side, thousands were decontaminated, triaged, hospitalized and given shelter.

A waterfront triage started on the morning of September 11th grew to a five-block radius of emergency personnel, volunteers, supplies and family. The staging area at Exchange Place became the lifeline to ground zero.

As a photographer and a resident of Jersey City, Sandra Swieder was able to document the events from the collapse of the second tower, to the waterfront rescue and recovery efforts, to the memorials. She established relationships with key emergency personnel and collected their stories.

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Sandra Swieder
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