Camilo Jose Vergara - Repeat Photography

"WTC from Manhattan Bridge"

Camilo Jose Vergara's photographs of the World Trade Centre taken from Manhattan Bridge show a period of time in which the terrorist attack on the WTC took place. This period of time was host to change in the physical landscape, as well as social and political change. On a more personal level these images show a period of time in which my Aunt was killed in the WTC terrorist attacks. This for me is a series of images from various sources I have seen over and over again. However Vergara series is somehow slightly different for me. It shows the buildings before hand, it shows the haunting site of the actual buildings on fire. Then for me it shows the regeneration, the positive look tot he future as the site is cleared and the new trade tower is erected. It shows that society can stand together and repair both he physical and the mental trauma of such an occasion. This for me is the strongest message a series of images recording a period of time can portray.

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Bibliography

Camilojosevergara.com. (2018). WTC from Manhattan Bridge. [online] Available at: https://camilojosevergara.com/WTC-from-Manhattan-Bridge/1 [Accessed 4 Jun. 2018].