Friday, May 22, 2009

The Boston Herald

A completely new resource for me is a six-year-old web effort at awarding honors for taking pictures on September 11, 2001, and its aftermath. This seven-image entry by The Boston Herald is notable for the narrative impact it carries, although, this doesn't mean it shows a distinct authorial voice. All the narratively rich items come in at exactly the same wave length.

But it does include one of the very few identifications for an otherwise anonymous fire crew---Edward Vreeland and his "comrades." And how can something be both a "pit" and a "pile" at the same time?

The Best of Photojournalism 2002 > Still Photography Entries > Attack on America Picture Story > The Boston Herald

Bronx firefighter Edward Vreeland and his comrades stop to look back after emerging from a "pit" when fire horns sounded to clear hundreds of rescue workers from the World Trade Center because a gas leak posed the danger of explosion.

Rescuers descend on the World Trade Center in hope of finding survivors.

"GRIM SEARCH" - A lone firefighter searches for survivors after the collapse of the World Trade Center.

A loan FDNY ladder pours water on Building #7 of the World Trade Center, which collapsed the afternoon of 9-11. The shell of one of the twin towers rises through the smoke, background.

After the collapse of WTC Building #7, a sea of paper, debris, and fire flooded the streets for blocks around.

"BUILDING SEVEN COMES DOWN"- Building seven is reduced to rubble late in the afternoon of 9-11. A cloud of fire and debris rapidly advances from building.
"EERIE CITYSCAPE"The Woolworth building spire pokes through the smoke of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, in the mid-afternoon.

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