Cover Image Also Released as an NFT, with Proceeds Benefiting the Nonprofit 9/11 Day
The cover of this week’s New Yorker, “9/11: Then and Now,” by Pascal Campion, marks the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with an image of two people sharing a moment of comfort and consolation on the rebuilt site of the World Trade Center. “Emotions can often be difficult to express in words,” Campion said of the work. “But I’m a visual artist and, in my chosen medium, emotions can transcend words.” The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, said of the image, “Life has gone on. And yet, almost two decades later, the surroundings remain imbued with the memory of the events which took place on that day and by the absence of what was.”
The cover will be available for sale as an NFT, or non-fungible token, with all of the net proceeds going to the nonprofit 9/11 Day. The organization, which was founded in 2002 and originated the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance (“9/11 Day”), works with a range of partners, such as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Americorps, and the City of New York, to organize an annual day of community service in honor of September 11, 2001.
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Campion’s cover appears on the September 13, 2021, issue of The New Yorker, which is out now. For more of The New Yorker’s 9/11 covers over the past two decades, please see Mouly’s most recent piece on newyorker.com.
About The New Yorker:
The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, and video content, and live events. With more than a million subscribers to the weekly magazine and approximately twenty million readers every month on newyorker.com, The New Yorker delivers unparalleled reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture, and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry, and cartoons. Reaching beyond print, the Web, digital editions, and apps, you can find The New Yorker’s writers, editors, and artists on the radio on “The New Yorker Radio Hour” and at marquee events like the New Yorker Festival. The creativity, influence, and impact that have characterized The New Yorker since its founding, in 1925, are today amplified far beyond its pages.
About 9/11 Day:
9/11 Day is the 501c3 nonprofit, created in 2002, that founded and annually organizes the federally recognized September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance (“9/11 Day”). The 9/11 Day observance has grown to become the largest day of charitable service in the United States, with millions of Americans participating annually by doing good deeds in honor of those lost, injured or sickened from the attacks and in tribute to those who rose in service in the aftermath. For more information visit www.911day.org.
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