Frank Ritter – Solo Art Exhibition in the Hancock and Reception Galleries @ 12 Vassar Street

July 5, 2023 – August 31, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

9/11 Book Cover (Photo taken on the day of the attack on 9/11/2001) by Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter, whose photographic exhibition 9/11 Remembrance Renewal Hope: A Twenty Year Journey featured in the Hancock and Reception Galleries, showcases a collection of visually stunning and sensitive photographs from his highly-acclaimed book of the same name. He has dedicated the past 20 years to photographing and documenting the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center site as well as the events commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. His work functions as a visual timeline of the catastrophic day and its aftermath, along with the various ways in which it has been memorialized. “In my photo journey, I wanted to put a face on the brave first responders and the heroism they displayed never to be forgotten,” explains Ritter. “What began as a commission by the American Institute of Architects to photograph the commemorative events of the first anniversary of the attacks, led me on a journey to record these solemn ceremonies every year since.“  For much of his career, Ritter has photographed architectural interiors for leading design publications, including Interior Design Magazine, e-Oculus, and Art in America, and was profiled by American Photographer Magazine for his work in hotel advertising. His work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, the New York Design Center, Guild Hall in East Hampton, and the Barrett House in Poughkeepsie, and a number of his 9/11 limited edition photos have been purchased by private collectors. Frank Ritter