Steve Simon’s Empty Sky Explores the Immediate Post-9/11 NYC

It seems almost inconceivable that the attack on the Twin Towers occurred 18 years ago, given the fact that many of us still remember everything that happened on that fateful Tuesday morning so vividly as if it had just transpired.

When we look back on the World Trade Center attack, we tend to see a lot of images of the Ground Zero itself along with the Twin Towers during and after the incident. If you were to look for images of the periphery and of the people drawn towards the area, there's a chance that the photos were captured by photojournalist Steve Simon. Steve was actually scheduled to fly back to New York on September 11th and wound up returning a week later. His project, titled Empty Sky: The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero, is part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent collection and focuses on the people looking towards and drawn to where the Twin Towers once stood, and the sweeping emotions that overwhelmed the air in the surrounding area in lower Manhattan. He has kindly taken time out of his busy schedule to recount his experiences while working on Empty Sky in the days and weeks immediately following the tragic events that transpired on September 11th, 2001. .

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2019-9-11 10:00