"Ground Zero, America's Response!" 9-11-01 to 5-30-02 the 'March Out.'Lester J. MillmanPhotographic Lecture Available by a national and international award winning Photojournalist
All photographs by Lester Millman Images made with Canon Cameras
Millman speaks about the first few days after the World Trade Center Attack on 9-11-01 in New York City. He was there at Ground Zero, by the 'pile,' from the first night through to the 'MARCH OUT' May 30, 2002. Lester photographed the disaster with his feet in the gray ash. The images are haunting as is his narration of the events, the effort of a photojournalist who has covered other wars and as a father whose family was only 25 miles away. All the images in the presentation were made by Lester Millman.
As the sole photographer to Governor George E. Pataki, Millman had access that was unavailable to others, Ground Zero was a crime scene and was closed to most civilians. His almost daily trips into the zone were carefully documented. Using the best digital equipment available at the time, with lenses from 16mm to 560mm he worked around firefighters, construction people, politicians (including the President and Vice President) as they came to Ground Zero in an attempt to understand the unbelievable, 2752 dead (original reports), over 10 million square feet of space destroyed and a city and country that wouldn't give in.
Millman's images appear on the www, in the original 'time line' posted at Ground Zero and at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY, numerous publications have used his work from this horrible time.
In conclusion he will speak on the amazing recovery of our city, state and country. How we pulled together public and private to clean out the sacred ground in only 10 months.
Lester J. Millman has been a photojournalist throughout his career. His pictures have been used in Time, Newsweek (cover), the New York Times, the Jerusalem Post and most major American and European news publications.
President of Affiliated Photographic Services, Inc.
Photographer to NYS Governors 1997-2007
George E. Pataki, Eliot Spitzer and David Patterson please view portfolio images of Governors.
Assignment Publications: Time, Newsweek (cover), New York Times, Los Angeles Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Financial Times and most major European and American publications, countless local publications and web sites.
Clients: State of New York, IBM, Texaco, Met Life, National Parks Foundation, Linden Alschuler and Kaplan Public Relations, other large and small companies
Photojournalism Awards: Picture of the Year (U. S. national), for news coverage, World Press Photo Contest(international, Holland), for news portraiture.
Education: Germain School of Photography, NYC, Motion Picture
SUNY Empire State College, B.S. in Photojournalism 1997
SONY School, Atlanta, directing on location
The Tilton School, Tilton, N. H.
Covered Israel 1973-1980 Major international publications and most local newspapers.
Volunteer Work : President Westchester Jewish Conference representing 130,000 people 1998 to 2002, Delegate to White House Conference on Small Business, Westchester Chamber of Commerce, Westchester ARC, Lighthouse for the Blind, UJA
Security Clearances: New York State Police, United States Secret Service (proximity to the president)
Written: Five novels and published one photography book and one reading book for Learning Disabled teenage boys. Articles on photography and business subjects.