Friday, May 22, 2009

Newsday Entry: The Best of Photojournalism 2002

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---The Best of Photojournalism 2002. The Internet Archive has never heard of these 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.

Seven images comprise the only entry for Newsday, all of them post facto 9/11.

A banner with the words "We will never forget" is hung while fire still burns and smoke still rises from the rubble at ground zero some fifty one days after the attack on the world trade center.

A woman clutches an American flag and prays during a noontime memorial service at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Deer Park, Long Island. President George Bush called for a National Day of Prayer and Rememberance three days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

"Indiana Remembers" is written on a pair of fire boots filled with flowers left at the firehouse of engine 54, ladder 4, battalion 9 in midtown Manhattan. This firehouse lost fifteen members while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center.

A woman shows her American pride as she walks the streets of downtown New York near ground zero, 6 days after the attack.

Memorials for loved ones lost at the World Trade Center are placed at the outskirts of Ground Zero in New York.

Lieutenant Michael Troy, of the East Meadow Fire Department, remembers fallen comrades and victims of the World Trade Center attack during candlelight vigil in Nassau County's Eisenhower Park.

People come to the foot of New York City's new skyline to light candles and view some of memorials left for the victims and heroes of the attack on the World Trade Center, at the Brooklyn Heights Prominade.

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