We are debuting ‘In The Loupe’, just before the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
On September 11, 2001, John Botte was a New York City police detective assigned to Chief of Police Bernard Kerik (now in prison). As a first responder, his access was incredible in those first hours and days. Now his photographs are showing at Calumet Photographic, in New York’s Chelsea.
Curated by photographer Timothy White, this show of 20 large format B&W photographs is powerful and unusual: the terrible beauty of the scorched façade is a quiet moment of grace. These images will remind you of that day and those that followed. And everyone who can, should make it a point to see this show.
Proceeds from this exhibition will benefit The Detective’s Endowment Association Widow’s & Children’s Fund. You can send a donation to them at:
26 Thomas St.
New York, NY 10007
We’d like to thank John Dessereau at Calumet for providing access, space and equipment, and his staff members Shane Wilson and Dominick Mastrangelo for shooting. To Brian Winkowski for his patience and editing skills. Thanks to Timothy White, and finally to John Botte for his honesty, his photographs and his service.
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