“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson
Friday, 2 September 2011
The meaning of 9/11's most controversial photo
Thomas Hoepker's photo of New Yorkers apparently relaxing as the twin towers smoulder says much about history and memory
Jonathan Jones, art critic, writes in the Guardian:
In the photograph Thomas Hoepker took on 11 September 2001, a group of New Yorkers sit chatting in the sun in a park in Brooklyn. Behind them, across brilliant blue water, in an azure sky, a terrible cloud of smoke and dust rises above lower Manhattan from the place where two towers were struck by hijacked airliners this same morning and have collapsed, killing, by fire, smoke, falling or jumping or crushing and tearing and fragmentation in the buildings' final fall, nearly 3,000 people.
I am now retired after a full and enjoyable career, latterly spent at the BBC. I am enjoying a different pace of life, and doing many things I've always wanted to do.
I'd been looking for some time for a way to save and share my photographs with family and friends. This blog, which I started in July 2009, aims to do just that.