Joel Meyerowitz and Steve McCurry Talk About Their 9/11 Photography Experiences

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On this very tough day of remembrance for many Americans, there are photos and stories of the events being passed around involving heroism and fear. The stories that we hear the most are those of police and fire fighters–but indeed many photojournalists have their own stories.

To start, Magnum photographer Steve McCurry was in New York after returning from China and tried to capture the events as they were folding starting a little before 10AM. He states that he couldn’t hear the crashes into the World Trade Center, but that he could hear the screams of people below on the streets. “There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and suddenly everything went dark” is what Mr. McCurry states.

 

But in contrast, Mr. Meyerowitz states that he wasn’t there and instead tried to make one of the most historic records of the scenes by using a Leica, a 4×5 and a 6×7 camera that according to him “makes you feel it in your gut.”

Videos of their accounts are after the jump.

Joel Meyerowitz (Starts at 2:10)

Leica Portrait: Joel Meyerowitz from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Steve McCurry