"[This book] embodies the Buddhist wisdom about change, life, and the
world more than anything written after the events of that day."
Robert Stone

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April 24, 2010


Who’d-a-thunk-it? Today the New York Times ran a front-page story on real-estate developers rushing to get on board the Freedom Tower project, now that the 240-foot building is on the rise at Ground Zero. Finally!

April 16, 2010


The irrepressible Pedro Meyer, photographer and founder of one of the first successful photoblogs, Zone Zero, has posted a review, by Hans Durrer, of Watching the World Change, called “The Lingering Afterimages of 9/11.” (I don’t know Durrer.) He writes the following:

“This is absolutely singular journalism (well-told, detailed, and with a keen sense for narrative flow) that not only demonstrates how we — by taking, looking at, distributing, and sharing pictures — are trying to give significance to what surrounds us but also proves that it is not the (dramatically structured and enhanced) story that makes good journalism but the accurate and sympathetic rendering of how people deal with what happens.

"...Above all, this tome impressively demonstrates what it means to live in a world dominated by pictures."