Today is September 3rd… only eight more days until the 8th anniversary of 9/11/01. Every September since that day, I turn to photographs to remember—to never forget—what happened at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and in the air above Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
I think its because the photographs and video taken on that day are such tangible reminders, along with the memories burned into the psyches of anyone who remembers viewing the events of that day. For days afterward, all I could do was turn on the TV and watch and re-watch the news footage over and over.
So many photographers were on hand that day, and for days and weeks afterwards, recording what they saw—to share with the world. The New York Times, LIFE magazine, and others all published collections of photographs from 9/11.
I thought I would share some of the books I am drawn to each September.
We must never forget…
— Diane Berkenfeld