We just survived an earthquake and Hurricane Irene in NYC – high winds and floods but we escaped what could have been a very serious disaster.

I shot this photo of a soldier below Canal Street a couple days after 9/11 Рthe city below 14th street was closed except for army, police, firemen and medical services. The air was polluted, stores shuttered, life as we knew it had stopped. Those of us that were in the area volunteered to do what we could, from making sandwiches for the responders on the West Side Highway, to collecting medical and clothing supplies from stores. But there was a feeling of unity in the city, people were actually helping each other. Since then we have seen corporate greed destroy a lot of what we had built

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 marks the start of another time that years later has had an aftermath but not an end.

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