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Ground Zero LXIX, from "Landscapes at Ground Zero"

Accession Number
2006/2.6

Title
Ground Zero LXIX, from "Landscapes at Ground Zero"

Artist(s)
David Seccombe

Object Creation Date
2001

Medium & Support
archival pigment print on Somerset rag paper

Dimensions
19 in. x 13 in. ( 48.3 cm x 33 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Jean McPhail

Subject matter
In this photograph, a fragment of the base floor of the World Trade Center juts out from the ground like a steel shard against a bright-blue sky. Smoke rises from the mounds of wreckage days after two commercial airliners collided with the building's twin towers on September 11, 2001. The attacks on September 11 were traumatic and devastating to the people who experienced them, and their political effects were far reaching. Seccombe's photograph presents a chilling contrast between the obliterated structure and the blue sky and glistening skyscrapers nearby.

Physical Description
Photograph of building wreckage. Smoke is rising from center of ruins.

Eva Caston 2017

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
rubble
ruins
skyscrapers
smoke (material)
terrorism

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