Time.com – Looking Up: A Photographer Captures World Trade Center Tourists

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http://time.com/3329648/photography-world-trade-center-tourists-keith-goldstein/

“What I wanted to do was capture peoples emotions of grief, despair, happiness, awe, longing, hoping — as many diverse emotions as there are people”

Photographer Keith Goldstein never found lower Manhattan that interesting to look at until he noticed where New Yorkers and tourists themselves were looking — up, where the new World Trade Center building towers over the city and the memory of 9/11 attacks.

“I think with this project what I wanted to do was capture peoples emotions of grief, despair, happiness, awe, longing, hoping — as many diverse emotions as there are people,” says Goldstein, who prefers to photograph the looks on bystanders’ faces without detection. To do this, he uses a small camera, often snapping his photos without even glancing through the viewfinder at his subjects.

“One would almost call it a drive-by,” he says, “except I walk by.”

About Keith Goldstein

Lives and works in New York City.
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9 Responses to Time.com – Looking Up: A Photographer Captures World Trade Center Tourists

  1. jpmeehan61 says:

    Terrific Keith. Tremendous range of imagery in this project (as you explain).

  2. Pingback: Looking Up. World Trade Centre by Keith Goldsetin | f/50 Collective

  3. themofman says:

    Excellent work, Keith! A belated congrats on that coverage!

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