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Reminiscences of Mark L. Blackshear : oral history, 2001-2004.

Creator: Blackshear, Mark L.
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 110 pages sound recordings 4 audiocassettes (91, 119 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Photographer, consultant.

Scope and Contents

Background: childhood Brooklyn, NY; career: financial operation consultant, free-lance photographer, writer; 9/11: working at 101 Barclay Street, witnessing North Tower fire, taking pictures, protocol of keeping workers inside building during skyscraper fires, vibration of South Tower collapse, evacuating building, taking pictures during walk home, taking pictures during North Tower collapses, walk home across Manhattan Bridge; religious reflections; post-9/11: comparisons to disaster movies, thoughts on cataclysmic finality of mankind; tense response to loud noises; loss of colleagues, restricted access downtown; freelance photography, unemployment assistance, increased interest in world events, skepticism of news and politics; thoughts on invasion of Afghanistan, 9/11 Commission testimony; reflections on politics and media.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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