About 99.9% of my blog posts tell a story and they all revolve around me. But today, to honor the events of September 11, 2001, I am going to let someone else tell the story, but in images set to music. I recently read about a University of Michigan professor who was releasing his private archive of 20 rolls of film shot in New York City on that fateful morning. This Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, David Turnley, paired his images with Bruce Springsteen’s song “Lift Me Up” to create this amazing video. The reason was simple and straightforward. He said “I am posting this work to honor—20 years later—all those who lost their lives and those who risked their lives to help.”
If you are on Instagram, Professor Turnley has included more photos in a six-day Instagram series available at @davidturnley.
If you are old enough to remember 9-11, (and that is 80% of us), the images we saw on the TV news and in newspapers the next day are something we will never forget.