There are hundreds of books about 9/11, but this one stands out. The author, Joel Meyerowitz, is an award-winning photographer that captured not only the immediate aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, but also the intensive rescue missions and cleanup efforts.
Interspersed between the pages and pages of breathtaking color photography are poignant essays by Meyerowitz that describe his ground-zero experience in his own words. At first he was denied access to the area, but he slowly gained the trust and admiration of those involved in the cleanup and was soon allowed to photograph the relief effort. Now the photography included in Aftermath is a permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York.
Thankfully, however, you don’t need to travel to New York to see this awe-inspiring collection when you check it out in book form.
Our 9/11 memorial in 2015: