The Towers of the WTC

51 Years of Photographs by Camilo José Vergara
401 F Street NW, Washington D.C. DC 20001 Map
Mo–Sa 10–17 Uhr, So 11–17 Uhr

The Towers of the WTC: 51 Years of Photographs by Camilo José Vergara is presented as part of a continuing collaboration featuring his images of the World Trade Center. The 20-year partnership with the National Building Museum began in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the exhibition Twin Towers Remembered and the co-publication of an accompanying catalogue with Princeton Architectural Press.

Camilo José Vergara is one of the nation’s foremost urban documentarians. He was honored with a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2012 and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002. Born in Santiago, Chile, Vergara’s photography has been informed by both his outsider’s eye and his training in sociology at the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University.

His photographs—acquired by the Library of Congress, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, among other institutions—have been the subject of numerous exhibitions, books, essays, and lectures.