The attack on the World Trade Center was the most watched event in human history. And the footage recorded that day came from myriad perspectives—from TV cameras and tourist snapshots to photographer Thomas E. Franklin’s iconic image of three firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero. David Friend explains how that week marked a phase change in the digital age, a moment when all the advances in television, photography, and the Web converged on a single event. A brilliant chronicle of how we process disaster, Watching the World Change is “an elegant and moving examination of the photographic legacy of that day in history….Brings meaning to a terrible time” (New Orleans Times-Picayune).
Includes the exclusive story of the French filmmaker brothers who chronicled the attacks and survived the collapse of the towers.