Around the time of the first anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, I visited the very special "Faces of Ground Zero" exhibition at Rockefeller Center. Exhibited in a huge tent were 9'x4' photographs of emergency workers, survivors, public figures, and relatives of victims of the attacks.
The life-size photos were shot by Joe McNally during a three-week period shortly after 9/11, on a garage-size, unique Giant Polaroid camera at a studio near Ground Zero. Most of the images were of firefighters standing in full firefighter regalia holding axes, shovels, flashlights, or picks.
"Faces of Ground Zero" was also exhibited in Boston and as far away as San Francisco and London. A companion photo book of the exhibition was published in 2002. To mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks, more than 50 images were put on display at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. I also visited it.