SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt
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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
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