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Renowned Photojournalist Steve McCurry Recounts His Experience Photographing 9/11

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On September 11th, 2001, photojournalist Steve McCurry found himself in his hometown of New York City when chaos started unfolding around him. Of course, we all now know of this day for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, but at the time, it was a blur of events that even McCurry’s vast experience as a photojournalist hadn’t necessarily prepared him for.

In the above video, Sky Arte interviews McCurry, giving us a 30-minute inside-look at the mind and thoughts behind some of the most iconic images McCurry has captured. As part of that, McCurry dives into the moments that are his recollection of photographing the events that took place on 9/11.

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Part mournful, part inspirational, the interview is a great insight into the moments where one of the most iconic photojournalists captured one of the darkest moments in American history.

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