A completely new resource for me is a six-year-old effort at awarding honors for taking pictures on September 11, 2001, and its aftermath---The Best of Photojournalism 2002. The Internet Archive has never heard of these web pages before, so I don't know when they went up online. Almost the whole batch is unfamiliar to me (and where they are familiar, they are all part of the same entry,) which leads me to think they are of recent public vintage.]
A particularly dramatic entry is that of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, called "Collapse," but they lose credibility hypothesizing about what it says is not a bird in the following image. It is unlikely to be a fireman, as the record is mute about such a thing.
Ten minutes before it's collapse the charred opening of the North World Trade Center Tower frames what appears to be a bird soaring through the air six blocks away. Others say it's the body of a helmet, boot, and jacket clad firefighter whose angle of descent spread over several blocks on September 11, 2001
The structurally compromised North World Trade Center tower stands as the South World Trade Center tower collapses into a heap of concrete dust and ash in New York, Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
The North Tower of the World Trade Center pancakes downward, spewing dust, ash, metal, and glass following an attack by a jetliner Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
The upper floors of the North World Trade Center Tower begin their pancaking collapse onto structurally compromised floors below, spewing out flaming jet fuel, smoke, concrete dust , metal, and glass. Seconds later the tower was gone and thousands of workers were dead from the terrorist attack.
As dusk falls over the financial district of New York, smoke and ash smoulder from the world trade center in this view from Brooklyn. Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001 at dusk.
Moments after the collapse of the North World Trade Center tower, a New York police officer escorts a woman and her child to safety, away from the approaching cloud of dust six blocks from ground zero.
A dust covered, stunned worker emerges from the cloud of dust on Greenwich Street after the collapse of the North World Trade Center tower on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
A woman shrieks in horror as she watches the north tower of the World Trade Center collapse six blocks away in a ball of smoke, dust and ash, , Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
In one of many acts of courage and kindness, New Yorkers helped one another cope with the collapse of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. A man helps an elderly woman escape the cloud of dust, smoke and ash six blocks from the World Trade Center.
The realization that there is no security overcomes a grieving, soot and dust covered security guard at the World Trade Center, after he emerges from a cloud of dust two minutes after the collapse of the North World Trade Center Tower in New York, Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
two minutes after the collapse of the North World Trade Center tower, a man, bloodied and barefoot, flees through the dust cloud to safety away from ground zero on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
"Run north," yelled police officers to New Yorkers fleeing the collapsed North World Trade Center tower on Greenwich St., about 6 blocks from ground zero, Tuesday, September 11, 2001.