5 Photo Books Of Places Worth A Long Look

Locales that are not always where you want to be but are always fascinating

AFTERMATH JOEL MEYEROWITZ In the days just after Sept. 11, when photographers were barred from the site of the World Trade Center, Meyerowitz managed to get authorization to document the cleanup. Long famous for his work in the abiding light of Cape Cod, he would find himself for the next nine months in the floodlit, dusty pit, where his constant subject would be tangled wreckage and weary work crews as they struggled to scour the site and subdue the horror it represented. His book commemorates a powerful undertaking, when a grievous wound was cleaned with cranes, steam shovels and human hands.


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