Richard Drew

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Video courtesy of TIME

When Associated Press photographer Richard Drew emerged from the Chambers Street subway station on the morning of September 11, 2011, he saw both towers up in smoke. Despite the atrocity in front of him, he began snapping photos of the burning buildings, eventually noticing the people jumping from the upper floors. “I instinctively picked up my camera and started photographing them, following them as they came down, until I photographed what has become known as ‘The Falling Man‘” he told TIME. Ahead, Drew discusses the story and meaning behind his haunting photo that is one of the only to show someone dying on that day.

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