Topic: Ground Zero

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 2001
The Backstory

Help Identify This Photo: The Moment The Towers Fell

Twelve years after the Twin Towers collapsed, TIME’s Patrick Witty turned to social media for help identifying the subjects of his 9/11 photo.

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Moises Saman—Redux/The New York Times
Closeup

The Best Pictures of the Week, September 9 – September 16

This week; A man visits the graveside of his son—killed by Gaddafi loyalists—in Tripoli, three thousand flags commemorate the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, a plane flies through the “Tribute in Lights” in lower Manhattan. gas pipeline explosion in Nairobi, gunmen open fire on a school bus in Pakistan, Israeli embassy attack in Cairo, Brazilian forest fires, Damien Hirst’s sculpture Legend, New York fashion week, Novak Djokovic wins the U.S. Open, and the painted “Tiger Men” of India’s “Pulikali” Tiger Dance festival.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
The Backstory

Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey

For the first time in ten years, James Nachtwey returns to the 27 rolls of film that he shot on September 11, 2001 for TIME. While revisiting the negatives, he discovered compelling scenes, previously unpublished. Nachtwey reflects, in an interview with David Levi Strauss, on the immensity of the devastation and the heroism that he witnessed that day.

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Stephane Sednaoui
The Backstory

Stephane Sednaoui: 9/11 Search and Rescue

Stephane Sednaoui’s images, published here along with his e-mails in the aftermath of 9/11, are a unique and detailed document of Ground Zero in the days immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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International Center of Photography
Out There

Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945

Rare, once-classified U.S. government photographs of the aftermath of atomic bombing of Hiroshima make up a new exhibit at the International Center of Photography called Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945. These post-apocalyptic pictures had a profound effect on civil defense architecture during the Cold War, but only now can their historical significance, emotional power, and tragic beauty be appreciated.

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Photograph by Lauren Fleishman for TIME
Photo Essay

Crowds, Chaos and Some Closure at Ground Zero

There was perhaps no place more fitting to go than the place where it all began. As President Obama wrapped up his remarks, confirming the death of public enemy No.1, Osama bin Laden, a few people started to gather at New York’s Ground Zero. Photographer Lauren Fleishman captured the scene.

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Joel Meyerowitz
Profile

Joel Meyerowitz Revisits Ground Zero

TIME commissioned legendary photographer Joel Meyerowitz to return to Ground Zero in the fall of 2010 in order to explore the changes to the site and re-examine some of the historic scenes he had photographed in the wake of 9/11.

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