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About The Team


The September 11 Photo Project Team
Back row (left to right): Jim Salzano (gallery photographer), Stephanie Heimann (book assistant photo editor), Mark Gilmore (photo assistant), Steven Lowy (volunteer), Jim Murray (project cofounder), Michael Feldschuh (project cofounder and executive director), Nick Bravin (project associate director and assistant book editor), Dena Trakes (project media and tour director), Greg Stowell (volunteer)

Middle row: David Olsson (volunteer), Walter Markham (project curator)

Front row: Debbie Zeolla, Mika Shirota, Kathy Mackie, Mary Ledwith, Sara Roberts (volunteers)


The Project was co-founded by Michael Feldschuh, a former Wall Street professional, SoHo resident, and amateur photographer who witnessed the attack, and James Austin Murray, an artist who works from a Tribeca studio and is also a New York City Firefighter. Other key people who helped make the September 11 Photo Project possible were Nick Bravin, a former Supreme Court Clerk and notable defense attorney, who was the senior director of the Project and Peter Meyer, the former executive director of The Nation Institute, who acted as the executive director and subsequently worked at PEN American Center. Other important personnel included Belinda Lanks who was the development director, and the visual artists Robert Debanne and Walter Markham who oversaw the exhibition while it toured the country. Debanne in the past acted as a volunteer for the Development Education Program in Jarakhand, India. Dena Trakes, the 1999 winner of NYC Chancellor’s Office Creative Service Award, was the media director, and Robert Marano acted as the Project’s technical consultant. David Olsson, a Wall Street executive, was also part of the project.