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The photos in “Here is New York” will impact your heart as well as your mind

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Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs
I hope you haven’t missed the blog WarLog:World War III, kept by Jeff Jarvis, who was destined to be at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
His sensitive, thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis of events since that day are not to be missed, so when he recommended this photoessay of the 9/11 attacks in New York, I immediately clicked over to Amazon.com and bought it and I wasn’t disappointed.

The over 800 pictures, which were taken by both professional photographers and ordinary people, are horrifying, moving, poetic, ironic, enraging..in other words, your response to them will run the full gamut of emotions, just as our emotions did on that fateful day.

For better or for worse, this book can help you prepare to face the 1-year anniversary of 9/11 and every anniversary of it thereafter as a day we survived, cried and raged through and hopefully triumphed over as individuals and as a Nation.

9/11 is a part of our history, in all its horror and sorrow, so therefore I want to remember it as it was and that is why this book must have a place in my library and these images will join the other historic photo images of New York like those of Alfred Stieglitz, Jacob Rhys and Edward Steichen.

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