Polish photographer remembers 9/11
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Polish photographer revisits 9/11 terror attack 16 years on
Thousands of people gathered on Monday at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
Manhattan's twin towers in the attack. Photo: Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
Sixteen years ago nearly 3,000 people, including six Poles, died when hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Beata Kowalczyk-Wolosz, a Polish architect living and working in NYC, was among the first to document the tragic events of 11 September 2001 in pictures.
She was on a train as part of her usual commute from Jersey to Lower Manhattan when she heard an explosion and was immediately evacuated. Talking to Danuta Isler a few years ago she recalled how, running away without her shoes, she had grabbed her camera and started taking shots without even realizing what it was that she was portraying.