“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.”
9 thoughts on “Time.com – Looking Up: A Photographer Captures World Trade Center Tourists”
Great video interview on Time
Thank you Adam!
Terrific Keith. Tremendous range of imagery in this project (as you explain).
Thanks so much John!
Excellent work, Keith! A belated congrats on that coverage!
Thanks so much Allen!