September 11 – Twenty Years Later

September 11 – Twenty Years Later

9/11 Tribute Lights, 2021. ©Alina Oswald. Today is September 11, 2021. To this day, we still remember where we were and what we were doing on this day, twenty years ago. (I was teaching a classroom full of students, when a school official stepped inside the room and whispered to me that two planes had [...]

9/11-related Photography: The Tear Tower

9/11-related Photography: The Tear Tower

This September marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I've been photographing related events, memorials and commemorations throughout the years, and will be posting images here, from September 1 through September 11. So, stay tuned. Today, I'd like to share a few images of the Tear Tower memorial, in Bayonne, NJ: Tear Tower, Tear [...]

9/11-related Photography

9/11-related Photography

Strolling through the World Trade Center area, in New York City, always brings back memories. It's peaceful and also bittersweet. It offers an escape into a universe frozen in time and place, and yet still evolving, a metaphorical and physical place where we can still mourn, recollect our thoughts and selves, and where we can [...]

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Photographing the World Trade Center area in New York City Tomorrow is the first day of September. For twenty years I've looked at this date, September 1, as the beginning of a countdown to a sad day, September 11. For almost twenty years I’ve photographed the 9/11 ceremonies and commemorations, and plan on doing the [...]

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights   Each year, on September 11, I go out to photograph the ceremonies and Tribute Lights. Every chance I get, throughout the entire year, I try to photograph stories and events related to 9/11. In my previous blog post, shared a few images and ideas of how [...]

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights

September 11 Tribute in Light and Related Photography (from someone who's been photographing them for almost 15 years) Ever since I moved to New York City area, I've been photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights and September 11 memorials on September 11 of each year and around the year. I'll post a few images on my [...]