In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this is the first in a series of post presenting diptychs by photographer and BagNews contributor, Nina Berman, created in 2001. This first set of photos were captured not just on the same day but on the same street in dust-shrouded Lower Manhattan a couple days after 9/11.
To us, what’s impressively prescient is how much the juxtaposition captures the equally blunt, hysterical and binary thinking of the Bush Administration’s Neocon agenda, boiled down to: you’re either with us or you’re against us. As long as Bush was in office, despite an occasional gesture to the contrary, there was no differentiation, no daylight, between these “mirror images.”
PHOTOGRAPHS by Nina Berman