Bill Biggart lost his life documenting the events in New York city on September 11th, 2001. His camera, see above, was found 4 days afterwards. While his camera was severely damaged, the memory card survived, allowing his friends and family to see his final photographs.
On the morning of September 11, 2011, veteran photojournalist Bill Biggart made his way to the World Trade Center to shoot what at first appeared to be a random, small-plane plane collision with one of the Twin Towers. He never made it back….
…It’s been said countless times before, but it bears repeating: while hundreds of thousands (rightly, understandably) fled the site of the 9/11 attacks, countless first responders and journalists — including the photographers in this gallery — were drawn to the catastrophe. Not one emerged unchanged.
As for Biggart, his friends miss him, but they understand and accept why he was there. “Bill would not have been anywhere else,” Chip East says.
Photo: CHIP EAST/SIPA PRESS