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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Memory Remains World Trade Centre exhibit comes to London

1st August 2011


Visitors to luxury hotels in London may be interested to visit the 9/11 anniversary photography exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

Marking the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, the Memory Remains exhibition will feature the works of photographer Francesc Torres.

Mr Torres was given special access to an aircraft hangar at JFK Airport, which housed the debris from the site of the World Trade Centre.

The debris, which varies from steel girders distorted by intense heat or pressure to unclaimed personal belongings, tells the story of the attacks.

Memory Remains is presented in cooperation with the National September 11th Memorial & Museum and the International Center of Photography, in association with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Alongside the exhibition in London, there will also be displays at the International Centre for Photography in New York and at the Centre da Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona.

Mr Torres commented: "When I entered hangar 17 at JFK International Airport for the first time in 2006, I was immediately hit by the deep sense that the objects I was confronted with, from large shards of rusted and burnt steel to bikes left forever by their owners, were the symbolic substitutes of the victims."

He continued: "Their overwhelming presence stood for all the people that lost their lives that late summer day a decade ago."

Visitors to the capital can experience the Memory Remains exhibit from August 26th through to February 26th, 2012.

Also coming to the Imperial War Museum, Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin will feature a gallery of over 200 previously unseen pieces, which explore the photographer's lifetime of work.


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