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Love and Resilience in Storefront Windows: Looking Back at 9/11

Stef McDonald

These are some photos I took in the days and weeks after September 11, 2001, walking around New York as I joined millions of New Yorkers (and so many others around the globe) in mourning, recovering, and celebrating the city, the country, and the heroes among us. I'm still moved by the showing of strength and support.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Great to see people rally together during times of tragedy. Interested to know what that second photo is? Is that statue lighting candles?

    • Stef McDonald

      Second one is a figure of a woman sewing the American flag. I used film in 2001 (before I had a digital camera or mobile phone with photo capabilities); these are just a few of the images captured that represent the efforts of business owners and neighbors to unite during a very sad and scary time.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Another thing to add is that, in the stark reality of 9/11, although this positivity helps, the support groups that formed around this for families of victims I think were the most powerful.