We're coming up on the fifth anniversary of the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Of course, there will be all kinds of commemorative events and programming -- although I am not quite sure that some of them aren't really about capitalizing on the Oliver Stone movie hype rather than honouring the dead.
(Incidentally CBC TV and radio has a number of specials, including the North American premiere of The Falling Man, a British documentary about the unforgettable Richard Drew image of the white-coated man plummeting to his death from the North Tower of the Word Trade Center.)
Anyway, the reason I bring this up now is this, a gallery of photos taken by Bill Biggart, a shooter for an alternative New York photo agency. His pictures of the destruction of the World Trade Center are probably better than any others'. He managed to walk right up to the burning buildings, through the police lines and firefighters, and get a unique angle on the disaster.
Of course, when it all came down, it came down on him.
While he didn't survive, his images have -- and they are a remarkable testament to his courage and talent.