Today marks the passing of another year since the tragedies of 9/11. When I think of the emotions and horrors of that day, I see it through the eyes of James Nachtway, who was part of the one-day young Agency VII and working for TIME that day, and I also so the many images shot by Magnum Photos members, and the work of other friends that day.
This morning I assumed I’d see features on the home pages of VII, and of TIME marking this anniversary – but no. (There is a great piece on the home page of http://www.nytimes.com under TIMES TOPICS that features many of the images we now know so well.) I searched the web and found SHATTERED, the amazing essay that James did for Time that day. Don’t miss seeing that, and re-reading the wonderful interview that Peter Howe did with James Nachtwey on his work that important day on Digital Journalist.
Then I went to Magnum’s website – no feature today, either, So take the time to go to www.magnumphotos.com and do a search: “September 11” and 1000 images are keyworded this way, images that you will remember immediately as part of the important and brave coverage of that terrible day. There is a great compilation of the work they did: New York September 11. I especially enjoy reading the recollections of the photographers within this publication.
Last but certainly not least – the amazing and important work that a small but mighty group of people created called HERE IS NEW YORK. They brought the work of photographers – professional and amateur alike – to the world via the landmark exhibitions and 8 lb. book of the same name. The project was a fundraiser as well – allowing photographers to give back to those who lost family and loved ones in the tragedy.
I know there are hundreds – thousands, really – of couragous photographers working that day, many of whom continuing, six years later, to tell the story of the impact of this attack on Americans six years ago. I thank you all for your important work.