Time magazine asked photo editors to pick the images that moved them as they selected images to capture the horror of 9/11. Olivier Picard, former director of photography for U.S. News & World Report, chose this image by Patrick Witty (now international picture editor for Time). Picard says the image “best evokes that tumultuous morning. It is 9:59 a.m. and New Yorkers witness the collapse of the South Tower. Their reaction was mine. Immediate. Disbelief. Raw. Violent.”

 

Time magazine asked photo editors to pick the images that moved them as they selected images to capture the horror of 9/11. Olivier Picard, former director of photography for U.S. News & World Report, chose this image by Patrick Witty (now international picture editor for Time). Picard says the image “best evokes that tumultuous morning. It is 9:59 a.m. and New Yorkers witness the collapse of the South Tower. Their reaction was mine. Immediate. Disbelief. Raw. Violent.”