Bill Biggart was on scene when the World Trade Centre towers were hit on September 11, 2001. His pictures of the destruction and the collapse of the first tower are some of the finest taken that horrible day. Biggart never got any pictures of the fall of the second tower because he was killed when it collapsed.
His widow, Wendy, gave Chip East the mangled contents of his camera bag and East managed to salvage shots from the compact flash card from Baggert’s Canon D30 digital camera. The images are stark, haunting and just that much more compelling knowing that the photographer gave his life in pursuit of his art.
Read the story and see the images here.