By now, the story of September 11 has been burned into our collective memory, but few have seen New York from the perspective of Magnum photographers. Eleven members of the legendary photo agency immediately dispersed from their monthly meeting in New York as the events unfolded, risking their own lives to document the incomprehensible. Their photographs, by turns haunting, surreal, and breathtaking, are collected together in New York September 11, by Magnum Photographers, compellingly presented in a high-quality edition from powerHouse Books. From their various vantage points we are transported to Ground Zero to witness the destruction of the World Trade Center, the buildings implosion which sent thousands fleeing from debris through the streets, and the exodus out, only to return to the scene in quiet observation and admiration of the rescue workers whose jobs have only begunand of the mourners who have been gathering in bewildering grief.
As a tribute to the World Trade Centers noted place in history, New York September 11, by Magnum Photographers will also include some of the most beloved photographs of the Twin Towers taken by Magnum over the last quarter of a century.
Magnum photographers responding on September 11 include Steve McCurry, Susan Meiselas, Larry Towell, Gilles Peress, Thomas Hoepker, Alex Webb, Paul Fusco, Eli Reed, David Alan Harvey, Bruce Gilden, and Chien-Chi Chang. Classic World Trade Center images in the book have been provided by Magnum photographers Bruce Davidson, Dennis Stock, Burt Glinn, Hiroji Kubota, Josef Koudelka, Richard Kalvar and Raymond Depardon. Book design by Yolanda Cuomo Design, New York City.