9-11 Memorial, New York

PhotographerStuart Chape
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Series of ground and aerial images of the 9-11 Memorial site in New York taken over a single day

Story

This is a series of images depicting the 9-11 Memorial and New World Trade Center in New York City, taken on a cold December day and night. The grand, glittering architecture of the New World Trade Center contrasts with sombre imprints of the memorial with its circle of victim names and the endless flow of water disappearing into the innermost darkness of the foot prints of the two destroyed towers, like waters of the RIver Styx flowing into Hades. The cold blue winter sky criss-crossed with contrails of anonymous aircraft silently speak of the vulnerability of the new monuments to global trade.