Posts Tagged ‘9-11’


January 20, 2012

Lyle Owerko

Today Lyle appeared on along side Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger and other famous photographers.   They all posed with their most iconic image.  Here, Lyle is seen with his iconic image of the plane hitting the second tower on 9/11.  The image ran as the cover of TIME that week.

Read the entire article here.



September 1, 2011

Lyle was recently interviewed by the CBC News about his iconic photo of the World Trade Center from 9-11. The interview is pretty moving.  See the whole thing here.  An excerpt is below.

On Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Lyle Owerko’s camera bag sat beside his door, still packed with multiple cameras and lenses from a trip to Africa. Jet-lagged, he was sitting in his apartment in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood when the attack on the World Trade Center began.

“I heard the first plane crash…. It sounded so close,” Owerko said. The 43-year-old photographer, born in Calgary, raced onto the street and began shooting. The pictures he took were from a street-level viewpoint, bringing an immediacy and intimacy to the horror of the scene.