Hector, We Are Waiting For You


Donald Lokuta’s “Hector, We Are Waiting for You” portrays a chain link fence with wilted flowers surrounding multiple missing persons posters. The most prominent poster is the center “Hector, we are waiting for you” poster for a New York fireman. This photograph is part of the series “Missing: September 11, 2001”. Lokuta, unlike other photographers, photographed only missing person’s ads and the people associated with them. “It was about the people – those missing souls and the families and friends searching to find them, searching for any bit of information.”

Donald Lokuta prides himself in shooting “the emotional response caught in a moment off guard” rather than the expected poses or subject matter. On September 13, he ventured into Manhattan to photograph the people there. He focused mainly on the people at the National Guard Armory to see and hear the people and their stories. Lokuta is currently a free lance photographer based in New York City.

Date Made: 2001

Maker: Lokuta, Donald

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: September 11 Terrorist AttacksTerrorismRelated Event: September 11th Attacks


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0220.01Accession Number: 2003.0220Catalog Number: 2003.0220.01

Object Name: Photographphotograph, chromogenic

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 in x 20 in; 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7fc1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1273100

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