This article, published by Esquire magazine is a very striking (although not brand new) piece about 9/11. It concerns the famous photo of a man falling from one of the towers, which is stuck in my memory very clearly. Not only did that image epitomize the horror of it all, but I was one of the (apparently innumerable) people who called The New York Times to complain about the publication of this photograph. And I have never called any media organization to complain about anything else. At the time, when so many families were looking for the missing, I was mortified by the idea that the person’s family could recognize him in this photograph, but apparently the identification has turned out to be very elusive. So perhaps a decade later, it now works only to bring us back immediately to the horror of that day. For me it does still have that impact.
Other iconic photographs taken September 11, 2001 and in the weeks afterwards
Monday, September 12, 2011