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Joel Meyerowitz, Aftermath
Author: Joel Meyerowitz

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780714862125
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
Dims: 275 x 275
Pub Date: 19-03-11
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

Description:
""Aftermath" is a testament to the heroism and compassion that were so much a part of the recovery effort at ground zero. Joel's work and dedication presented on the pages of this book is for every American, as a tribute and historical record ensuring 9/11 is never forgotten on future generations." - Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, 2011
After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th 2001, the world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz felt compelled to visit the site. In his own words, he was 'overcome by a deep impulse to help, to save, to soothe, but, being far away, there was nothing I could do. On his return, Meyerowitz soon made his way to the scene where, upon raising his camera, he was reminded by a police officer that this was a crime scene and that no photographs were allowed. Meyerowitz duly left the scene but within a few blocks the officer's reminder had turned into consciousness. To Meyerowitz, 'no photographs meant no history' and he decided at that moment to find a way in and make an archive for the City of New York. Within days, he had established strong links with many of the firefighters, policemen and construction workers contributing to the clean up. With their assistance he became the only photographer to be granted unimpeded access to Ground Zero. Once there, he systematically began to document the wreckage followed by the necessary demolition, excavation and removal of tens of thousands of tonnes of debris that would transform the site from one of total devastation to level ground. Soon after, the Museum of the City of New York officially engaged Meyerowitz to create an archive of the destruction an

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