The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A girl stands at a bronze parapate etched with the names of victims. A woman’s arm is seen pointing to a piece of paper the girl is reading.
9/11 Memorial Art Cart participant. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: A young visitor learns about the events of September 11 by participating in the 9/11 Memorial Art Cart. Found on the Memorial Plaza on weekdays during the summer months, this activity center allows young visitors to participate in self-guided explorations and art projects, written in age-appropriate language. These activities will help children discover the stories and symbolism behind the 9/11 Memorial and the rebuilt World Trade Center site.

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Joe Quinn and friends and family of Jimmy Quinn attend the 16th annual Jimmy Quinn Mets game. They are wearing camouflage shirts that read, “16th annual Jimmy Quinn Mets Game 2017.”

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