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. Some of the entries are of particular narrative interest, and the following 12-image entry by The Journal News is such an entry. The Journal News is a weird little Gannett operation out of Westchester, New York. This entry could be titled: "Once More, with Feeling," but when you can't even spell "September" right, then you should check your intellect first.
The Best of Photojournalism 2002 > Still Photography Entries > Attack on America Picture Story > THE JOURNAL NEWS
Septmember 11, 2001 dawned on America and New York City and changed life and the skyline forever. Two hijacked airliners slammed into each of the Towers which later collapsed killing the trapped victims and the rescuers alike. The attack claimed close to 3000 victims in New York City alone. The nation was brought together by the single act of three New York City Firefighters, who in the midst of despair and sorrow reminded us of who we are and what we stand for by the simple act of raising an American Flag in a desperate moment of time.
A New York City Firefighters sit in exhaustion on rubble at the World Trade Center in Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
A New York City Firefighters helps a fellow comrade at the remains of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
Several rescue workers walk through the remains of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York, which collapse after two hijack airliners crashed into each of the towers killing the trapped and rescuers alike. Close to 3000 people died that day in one of the most horrorific terrorist attacks in the Nations history.
New York City Firefighters pray over the body of a recovered Firefighter at the scene of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York.
Two exhausted New York City Firefighters sleep in the rubble around the building collapse of the World Trade Center in the early morning of September 12, 2001. Thousands of rescue workers worked through the night digging through the rubble in the hopes of finding survivors of the horrorifying attack by terrorists on the World Trade Center on September 11th.
New York City Firefighters look out of a 2nd floor window from 1 World Financial Center at the remains of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York.
New York City Firefighters attempt to move a heavily damage fire truck near the collapse of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan in New York.
New York City Firefighters go over the remains of a fire engine looking for their fallen brothers at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York.
A dazed New York City Firefighter sits on fire engine near the remains of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
New York City Firefighters are treated by medical personel at the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Many Firefighters continue to go back into the collapse site searching in vain for survivors of the attack.
Bulletin boards and shrines can be found throughout the city in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th. This one was near the Armory at Lexington Avenue in Manhattan which was a temporary gathering place for family and friends seeking the missing. Thousands of images cover the walls and neighborhoods around the armory seeking information of loved ones who have disappeared after the attack on the World Trade Center on Septmeber 11th.