On May 27th, 2011 we shot photographer Lawrence White in lower Manhattan. He took us on a tour of where he saw the Twin Towers fall and where he photographed the day’s events that led him to win a New York Press Association Award for his work documenting 9/11.
He continued to document lower Manhattan as it recovered for the Downtown Express newspaper until he eventually moved to the Saratoga Springs area in upstate NY. He still maintains a studio in NYC and considers himself to be a New Yorker.
Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:
Lawrence stops on the street to explain what he saw from that exact spot on the morning of September 11, 2001.
Having not been to Ground Zero in a long time, Lawrence was thrilled to see the progress.
Lawrence runs out in the middle of the street to photograph the famous WTC Steel Cross at St. Peter’s Church. He had never seen the cross before and shortly after it will be moved to Ground Zero.
We were there during Fleet Week and five US Marines stop to visit the cross. Out of frame, Lawrence photographs them.
Inside St. Peters Church, candles burn in memory of loved ones. Lawrence reflects on how the church was a place he visited often after 9/11 seeking comfort.