9/11: The First 36 Hours

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Photo courtesy alumnus Mario Tama, Getty Images (#1339515)

RIT photography alumni have captured world history ranging from the Olympic Games to Hurricane Katrina. In fact, seven RIT alumni have accounted for 11 Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism.

Now on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, RIT photojournalists share their work again. An RIT exhibit illustrates the devastation and trauma of the attack on the United States. The exhibit features nearly 50 photos taken by eight RIT alumni during the first 36 hours of the horrific event.

Photojournalist and RIT alumnus Aristide Economopoulos, who was almost killed while photographing the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, is the keynote speaker at the exhibit opening. Economopoulos is a photojournalist with The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.

The free exhibit runs Sept. 9 to Oct. 10. It is located on the second floor of Frank E. Gannett Hall, near the main office of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. The exhibit is part of the Paul and Louise Miller Lecture Series. For more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/cias/newsmedia/paul-louise-miller-lecture-series

Some of hte photos that will appear in the exhibit.

Photos above from 9/11 are courtesy of RIT alumni: Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger (Newark); Debra L. Rothenberg; Michael Lutzky, The Washington Post.