Amy Dreher

Photographer Queens, NY

I’m a Brooklyn-based photographer who documents the life of abandoned or disused space and cultural oddities. I am drawn to urban spaces whose usefulness or function has transformed. I seek out those places that are on the outskirts of the world; that, at the time I shoot them, are not quite what they are supposed to be.

I have spent the last 5 years documenting the construction and life at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

My photos have been published in several books: A Place of Remembrance, The Official Book of the 9/11 Memorial (National Geographic); The Stories They Tell: Artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Rizzoli), The Survivor Tree: A Story of Hope and Healing (9/11 Memorial), and September Morning: Ten Years of Poems and Readings from the 9/11 Ceremonies New York City (9/11 Memorial).


September 11, 2014 - October 9, 2014

Solo, Remember and Rebuild: Picturing the 9/11 Memorial, Muskegon Museum of Art - Muskegon, MI

September 10, 2013 – September 30, 2013

Group, In The Spotlight: Remembering 9/11, IWM North | Imperial War Museums - Manchester, UK


Group, permanent exhibition, The Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealy Building - Dallas, TX (Exhibit panel that explores sites of tragedy and how these sites have been memorialized.)

October 3, 2012 – October 21, 2012

Group, A War Steals Childhood, National Art Museum of Ukraine - Kiev, Ukraine ( )

June 27, 2008 - August 10, 2008

Group, Click! A Crowd Curated Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, NY (crowd-sourced exhibition)