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September 12, 2007

September 11, 2007


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Photographer Alan Chin, who was in lower Manhattan on 9/11/01 and captured the image above (among many), returned again yesterday to observe the mood around the Ground Zero site on the sixth anniversary of the WTC attack.  The following images, posted without commentary and more reminiscent of street photography than editorial or documentary photojournalism, represent Alan’s personal record of the occasion.

As Alan explains:

This is my home and I grew up with the World Trade Center.  Yesterday, I heard the official ceremony on the loudspeakers, but that wasn’t my priority. These pictures are as much about me as they are about the event. I have been back on previous anniversaries — the first year, I was on assignment — but this was the first time I felt like I really wanted to be there all day.

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(All images courtesy of Alan Chin.  New York.  September 11, 2007.  Posted by permission)

About the Photographer

Alan Chin

Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. In the US, Alan has explored the South, following the historic trail of the civil rights movement and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, covered multiple presidential campaigns, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. He is a contributing photographer to Newsweek/Daily Beast and The New York Times, a member of Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), and an editor at You can see all Alan's posts for BagNews here.

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