This New York Times bestseller is a stirring photographic tribute to the New York City firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
“Adorned with votive candles, flowers and handwritten prayers, many of New York City’s firehouses seem like red brick chapels since Sept. 11. Brotherhood gives a glimpse into the firefighters’ lives after the tragedy.... A lively introduction by Frank McCourt reflects on the civil connection we feel with firefighters....The personalized spaces within the firehouses resonate as powerfully as the portraits of the firefighters themselves.”—The New York Times
On September 11, 2001, more than 300 three New York City firefighters perished in the inferno and rubble of the World Trade Center. Brotherhood offers a moving photographic testament to those brave and honorable men, highlighting every engine, ladder and battalion that lost a brother on that fateful, terrible day. Poignant and stirring images, by Albert Watson, Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger, Christian Wittkin, Mark Borthwick, and more than 50 other New York photographers, depict the places where those firefighters worked, the grieving survivors, and the outpouring of gratitude and love from all over the world. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Fire Chief Thomas Von Essen, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Frank McCourt contribute their deeply felt reflections.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Main Street (March 1, 2004)
- ISBN-13: 978-0916103941