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New York September 11 Hardcover – November 1, 2001
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In New York City for a meeting, and unfamiliar with the territory, he asks his colleague where the WTC is.
"Follow the smoke, country boy," is her reply.
This anecdote resonates on several levels. It tells us about how everyone, it seems, was affected on that day, and it tells us how one photojournalist, one of several Magnum photo agency photographers, was personally touched by the events. He and others, who had come from postings around the world to New York City for a meeting the day before, captured the images of the story of their professional lives. And, of course, it's about the dreadful smoke, the utter devastation as the Twin Towers first burned then collapsed in full view of millions.
The Magnum book is an excellent record of the disaster. Even those who have seen hundreds of photos and TV accounts will find pictures that are worthy of extra study. As a record, it's excellent, though I have yet to find a book that has captured the entire story. It's probably too soon. But the starkness of many of the pictures, the shades of gray and blue as the concrete dust and soot spewed for blocks (and later miles) and then settled on everything an everyone, should be seen in still photo. It's very different from the moving images on TV and demand careful attention.
The photos tell us that people sometimes do strange things, though they may be explicable. There's probably a reason that a woman sat on a rooftop in Brooklyn, with her baby, and watched the disaster, even though the choking smoke must have drifted over her pretty quickly. Perhaps she couldn't look away.Read more ›
The nitpicking reviews are just unbelieveable. News flash: photojournalists working in 35mm, moving rapidly, with dust all over their lenses and film badly scratched from debris in the air will produce images that, when enlarged, look grainy. Look at the images and think about them. Non-photographers criticising technical aspects, as if this was a collection of fashion or outdoor adventure shots, is absurd.
The photographers, true professionals all, present these compelling images of the destruction of the WTC, loss of life and subsequent rescue efforts.
A tribute to the World Trade Center, a magnificent not only for its physical structure, but for its role as a symbol of freedom, includes pictures taken since the original construction of the Twin Towers since the 1970's.
Portrayed in its horror, without the sense of exploitation, is what sets this apart from other books. The brief introduction by David Halberstam is also well done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This coffee table size book is a collection of photographs, mostly in color, of the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Read morePublished 1 day ago by jiffy
I had forgotten where I purchased this as well. Breathtaking and heart breaking photography..a beautiful reminder on a day that changed us as a nation.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The disintegration of thousands of tons of steel and concrete pictured above on the cover , according to the the official story, was caused by the force of gravity and some heat... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vlado
I have a collection of items from 9-11 and this one to be added; as described in ad, so it was well worth purchasing....Published 11 months ago by Marcia Van Bibber
We can't forget about this! The saddest day for our nation.Published on August 7, 2014 by Richard Lee
It was on time coming, the condition of the book better then thought and it is a great book. love itPublished on November 15, 2013 by Anita J
excellent capture of the enormity of what happened
these publications should forever remind us of the frailty of life & the idiocy of ideology based greed. Read more