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VIDEO: Thomas Hoepker on taking the most controversial photo of 9/11

We speak to the famed Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks about documenting devastation

 

On the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, we speak to Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker who documented the destruction. His famous photo depicting the tragedy as a backdrop to a leisurely Brooklyn afternoon attracted controversy, described as “shocking” by Frank Rich of the New York Times for its apparent callousness. But, as is usually the case with Hoepker’s work, there’s more to the image than initially meets the eye.