September 11

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September 11

Magnum Group

Many saw the images of the collision, the fire, the fall and the detritus. Eight Magnum photographers give their eyewitness accounts of the attack.

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This was a great presentation... until the smug, liberal pretentiousness was added. Such a shame... started out great. Wonderful photos, though.
Thank God these photographers were there that day.
@Gladys Garavito: there is no need to be so ******* critical abt others' work. id lke 2 c u do better. YOU are better off keeping ur blood* mouth shut
Journalism, as I learned it back in high school was to report simply who, what, where and when. Not to add any personal opinion particularly as facts!!! Save your personal commentary for a book, maybe you can sell 3 copies. Is this the best you can do. You'd be better off just publishing a picture book, you may sell more books.
Too left handing opinions. Is this site comunist? So much Castro clips, antiBush opinions..... Damn!
Awesome! CAN ANYBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHO THE IMAGE IS BY OF THE TWIN TOWERS OUTRO- SLIDE NUMBER 8 morrishayley@hotmail.co.uk
I really liked this speech of essay which taught me a lot of things by a few minutes of speech about concerning of the images, and what's photography.
How refreshing to re-experience the profound usefulness of images without any dangling skepticism or cynicism attached. Yes, words, images, reasons and hunches -and witness. Gives one hope.
Come and see. The eternal ceremony of pain.
Undeniably one the most horrific images history has created. Disturbingly wonderful and compelling stories captured by magnum. True to its context in every way...
A photojournalistic gem, what Magnum has mounted in this essay. Now in this "real TV" where everything is supposedly cover in all angles, you realize that photography still has the leading role in history telling. The most amazing things about all these images is the ability of the photographers to expose at the same time the cruelty and beauty of death, showing us as the overexpender animals that we humans have turned into. Hopefully one day, budgets won't be thought first on the military applications. This essay is one stone cast against the economical interest
The last picture is a message to us all. Stare fear in the eye and offer fear courage, then fear will turn into triumph. We all need to love and stand for what is right. Even if we help one we have helped the world. Thank you for your passionate eye. Meg
I am not certain that it takes courage to stand with a flower in front of the U.S. national guard. The right to protest is protected along with the right to free speech in the U.S.A. Our forefathers fought and many gave their lives as well to ensure this freedom we so take for granted. I don't feel the photo you chose belonged in this group much less to be chosen as a symbol of raw courage over the man who stood challenging the tank in China, with his sole body. It would be better placed in a collection of photos symbolizing freedom. Sandy
Strong edition of conflict photos and comparision between the cruelty and people's courage. But still 9/11 at Chile for example has been more impressive for me, (and i am not chilean), this example just to express how media sees 9/11 as the biggest story/conflict of the world.... but much worse has happened...
If words come from the mouth photography comes from the heart
The essay is great, but I would like to add that, I wish all conflicts could be covered so in-depth as 9/11. I feel (without wanting to sound unrespectful towards those hurt or lost) that it has been overreported, while other, much larger scale problems have not been given enough coverage.
Wonderfully produced. Very moving indeed.
Moving images and thoughtful commentary. Only shortcoming in my opinion are the political quotes. They were not necessary and in retrospect not all that honest. Imagine Peace!
Moving images and thoughtful commentary. Only shortcoming in my opinion are the political quotes. They were not necessary and in retrospect not all that honest. Imagine Peace!
and thoughtfully produced. It was an altogether appropriate way to spend a few minutes this morning.
A wonderful commentary pictures movedmme to that day and all the pain sorrow and fear poured thru me all again. So many lives taken for no reason, so many families destroyed. MAY WE NEVER FORGET!!!!
This was very moving indeed and I think alot of people will look at this site and always keep this day in their minds and hearts forever.I know that I will never forget this day because it tore up our heartland.
Thank you for this great tribute. This production really meant a lot to me and helped me cope with the events of today. At the same time, I frequently had to mute my computer because of the frequent and irritating political comments....was that necessary? On a day like this, can we just pay tribute to those who died? Thank you very much.
What an absolutely incredible tribute! No photos could ever truly capture the scope and magnitude of that terrible day but the images in this collection are an unbelievably moving and accurate reflection of the horror, pain and great sense of loss we still live with every day. Thank you.
Thanks you Magnum Photo for this!!! THANKS!
the political comments took away from the moving pictorial tribute. I dont want to hear other peoples political view about 9/11 . . .i have my own - thank you very much
Thank you for the great pictorial. What stood out especially was the foreboding poem by W.H. Auden.
what an incredible homage to the lives that were lost that day. beautifully done.
Fantastic Job. The political comments made the objective of the project appear as if there was a specific agenda. A good idea, is to get another set of pictures that covers all political views. Therefore, leaving the 9/11 scenes to speak for themselves
i'm with those writing that regardless of bush's utter failure on the ground that it's narrow, demeaning, and puerile to have such monotone political spiels. the sections presenting simply the scene, the boy's legos especially, were much more powerful; the sections comparing new york emergency personnel's cordonning disfavorably with press treatment in third world warzones or dictatorships was completely farsical. it would make your views less snicker-worthy, too, if the numerous misspellings were removed from the 'cronology.' that said, if it is your photog's view, they're more than able to express it. and - snark aside - the photographs are ... many ... and many contradictary ... things ... beautiful, awful, powerful, funny, sincere, ironic ... but all good. thank you for being there, for saving these things, for sharing them with us. j.
My title says it all. This was an unbelievable time for all of US. Your attempt to show that day in pictures was quite wonderful, but sham on you for envoking your political views onto a Day of Remberance and Reflection.I don't recall such views being spewed on Memorial Day. We pay homage to our fallen Heroes, and we reflect on what THEY (soldiers) sacrificed to give us our freedom that we enjoy today. We do in the World is essential for us to keep our way of life. I for one do not want it changed, and neither would those souls who lost their lives on 9/11. As I said, unbelievable pictures, but unbelievable shame you must feel for envoking your political views.
I live in the Bahamas and I can recall my position on September 11th, 2001. I had arrived at work an half hour earlier that morning, when my mother phoned and said to me "that a plane had just flewn into the building". I asked her what foolishness was she watching on television. She said that she was watching the news and a plane had just flew into a building in New York, then she said she would call me back. I then informed my co-workers of what my mother had just told me, by that time the calls were pouring into the office about the tradgedy. It was unbelieveable. Three years later I visited New York during the monthe of September along with my daughter who was at the time of the tradegy to young to understand what was going on. My friend that I was visiting in New York took she and I to ground zero, which by that time was all cleared down and the subway was up and running again. It was devestating and as my friend told me her version of the story the tears fell from both she and I. The experience for me was one I will never forget and I realized that even though I was not there on that day, three years later it was like 9/11 all over again because in my mind there was a replay of what I had seen on the television. The pictures, the stories, the quotes and litany that was interputed in this essay was awesome. I applaud you all on a fantastic job.
a most powerful presetation, however, the opinions and political comments have NO PLACE in what otherwise is a most reverend tribute to the people of NY, DC and PA who experienced this horror.
A nice tribute to the terrible events of that day. . Unfortunately for some who have commented before me, tragedies do not exist in a vacuum. What happened then effects us still...and politics have played a large role in the spin that things have taken since. War, foreign policy, and even domestic policy have all been effected greatly by 9/11. . Saddly, free press and free speech seem to mean so little to some people these days. Regardless of your political leanings, you don't exist in a vacuum, and neither do these reporters/photographers. . From years of experience in their profession to draw upon, some felt censored. Trivializing their years of professional experience because you don't want to hear what they have to say doesn't change what happened...nor does it change the fact that you weren't there to experience it. . Like any other citizen of this world, they draw their own conclusions on how matters have been spun by the politicians. Telling them that they should keep quiet, simply because you don't wish to hear their opinions is rather closed-minded. If you disagree, by all means, express your own opinions...but don't expect others to censor themselves simply because you do not wish to hear it. Likewise, don't expect them to express your own opinions for you. You have your own voice, it's your responsibiliy to use it. . 9/11 changed many things. It also evokes strong emotions, and in turn, strong opinions. I have to wonder about Americans who continually tell those with different opinions to be silent. They obviously do not understand the freedoms that our ancestors fought and died for. . The attitude of, "You're free to speak...only so long as you agree with me," is not only dangerous to the freedoms that we have, but is a self-imposed suffocation of open-minded thought. We can learn from our differences. Think outside of the vacuum, please.
In the days after september 11 I learned of so many heartbroken people. Locally, I found someone who lost an uncle, and although this was one person, I found that everyone around me felt powerless. Some NYC transplants mourned the loss of their childhood haunts and what made their city great. I found that I was fearful. My family is military. I mourned the loss of a place I'd never be able to see or experience, and knew that for us it meant war. Five years later, I found that one of my high school friends was on one of those planes that flew into the towers. I found that close friends had been in the building just days before...Pentagon. They lost good friends and colleagues that day, too. I've also known people whose lives have been altered by the war in Iraq. Wounded, survivors or widows of those killed in action. I hate what the war has done to them; ripping apart their lives like the explosives that detonated beneath the soldier. In the place of the blast, though...like Mt. St. Helens, there are signs of life renewed, reborn. The scars of the wounded are still there, but they have found that they can have a job, still love, still live with new hopes, new dreams and among the death there is hope and healing for the survivors. so if we are an educated people, we will continue to keep our world open
The day JFK and Bobby were shot; the bullet in Birmingham that found Martin Luther King; September 11, 2001, I will always know where I was on those days and the absolute destruction of of my belief that this world is essentially good. In time I believe that again, sometimes. Seeing the young men and women of our armed forces die, be injured, lose limbs, sight, minds, all in the name of defeating terrorism saddens me even more than 9/11. My son is military and by the grace of God, yes God, he will not have to go to Iraq, because what we are doing there may be disguised as having a righteous motive, but we have destroyed more lives and families of our own than Osama Bin Laden did with our planes. It would take a catastrophic effort and pressure from the factions in our society that have the major influence on our government, to join as one and protest our presence in Iraq and get our troops home. As long as someone is making money or political gain, this "war" will not end.
My thoughts are the same today as they were the day this travesty occurred. The events that took place will go down in history as a great tragedy. Perhaps the most tragic thing is that the events were orchestrated. It will take many years for the truth to emerge. I believe that we were provided a montage for political reasons via the media. I am not sure who but I do know why. It seems this event was the catalyst needed to engage the dogs of war. This presentation however, documents the still facts of the matter without the histrionic bias of the news of the day. For that we should all be thankful.
great collection,thank you magnum!!!
You were there at the right time to document the worst moment. I really value these photographs, they shed a brighter light to those who were not there and couldn't have possibly imagined the magnitude of horror, like myself. This is so awe-inspiring and leaves me lost for words. Never Forget.
I will be showing this to my high school photography students. Thank you for putting together such a rich and thoughtful audio slideshow.

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