The images of the destruction of the World Trade Center are seared into our collective memory. What’s the story of the people in those mages, and the photographers and videographers who took them? David Friend was Life Magazine’s director of photography, and the author of the photo book Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11. He’s giving a FREE illustrated talk on Wednesday, September 7th at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NYPL on the stories behind the images of the attack on the World Trade Center, the most watched event in human history. He traces the images back to their sources and charts their impact over the week immediately after 9/11. That week changed our lives in many ways — including as the beginning of a new digital age, a moment when all the advances in television, photography, and the Web converged on a single event. This event is part of NYPL programming in honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m, Wednesday, September 7th.. The Mid-Manhattan Branch is directly across Fifth Avenue from the main New York Public Library, guarded by those two stone lions.
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