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