From Publishers Weekly
In the recent wave of books related to the tragedy of September 11 Taliban histories, introductions to Islam, volumes of pictures and commemorative poems New York September 11, by the famed Magnum Photos collective, stands out as haunting tribute to the city, to the emergency workers, to the dead, and to the Towers themselves. David Halberstam poignantly reflects on that "rarest" of moments the kind that "separate[s] yesterday from today, and then from now" in his introduction to the volume, while, in 70 color and 20 b&w photos (most reproduced on two full pages) the Magnum Photographers capture the terrible destruction and, as in a shot of a sunset seen through the Ground Zero dust cloud the terrible beauty of that day. A portion of the proceeds to go to the New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund.
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Several members of the distinguished Magnum photography studio were in town for their monthly meeting on September 11 and went out into the city, training their cameras on the disaster at the World Trade Center and the people in the streets reacting to the horrible incident they were witnessing. In words and photographs, the photographers tell and show what they saw, and the result is a remarkable but disturbing firsthand account of that day and the aftermath, when New York City came to represent a latter-day Pearl Harbor. Brad HooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved