Here is New York with a thousand pictures succeed more than most. Two buildings on fire are spewing thick smoke, in a final gesture of despair a man jumps, down below people are horrified they look haggard helpless, cover their mouth to hold a cry, their face in disbelief. The pictures are now in the pantheon of the collective memory. They went in circle on the TV screens around the world, not aware of their impact and their life span.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).