Joel Meyerowitz - Photographing Ground Zero
Joel Meyerowitz, creator of the World Trade Center Archive, shares pictures of his monumental work of the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. He also shares stories of the people he met, his personal experiences and his personal response to this tragedy. Meyerowitz is internationally renowned for his work in color photography and his view camera artistry. A Guggenheim Fellow and an NEA and NEH award-winner, Meyerowitz was the only photographer to gain unlimited access to Ground Zero after 9/11. In eight months, he took more than 8,000 photographs, capturing on film the monumental scale of the ruin as well as the moments of courage, compassion and solidarity during the recovery and clean-up. An exhibit from his World Trade Center Archive has traveled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries, from Kabul to Lima to Beijing,and a permanent selection will be at the World Trade Center Museum.