New York, NY (September 10, 2011) – As thousands fled from the destruction and chaos in New York City, Washington D.C. and rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, and millions more around the world watched in horror, a select group of servicemen and women bravely sprung into action. Following in their wake was an intrepid group of photographers documenting the tragic and historic events. The stunning images that resulted, many of which have never before been published, are a remarkable visual record of the events as they unfolded that fateful September morning.
Today, mag+ is proud to announce the release of a free standalone tablet edition of 9/11/01: The Photographers’ Stories by American Photo Magazine, which expands upon American Photo’s September/October 2011 issue feature, “The Sky is Falling.” The app contains extensive interviews, stories, and powerful images from the photographers who witnessed and documented the events – big and small – firsthand.
“We are honored to work in partnership with American Photo to bring this visual historical record to the iPad,” says Mike Haney, US Director of mag+, which waived all fees for the app. “It offers very real and unique insight into the events of September 11, through the eyes of the photographers who experienced it intimately.”
The app is available to download for free today in the iTunes Store. In lieu of payment, mag+ and American Photo, along with the photographers whose work is featured in the issue, strongly encourage readers to make a donation to one of the charities listed on the in-app donation page, which includes organizations that benefit the New York Police Department, New York Fire Department, children who lost parents on 9/11, journalists, Afghan children and more. Please visit http://www.popphoto.com/american-photo/2011/09/september-11-charities for a full list of the charities included.