The Robert Fisch World Trade Center collection includes pre-9/11 images of the original World Trade Center, images of the 9/11 attacks upon the World Trade Center and their destruction, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan, various memorials of the World Trade Center and 9/11, and post-9/11 recovery and rebuilding. Many of the dramatic images of the 9/11 attacks and the World Trade Center’s destruction were taken from Greenwich Village, where Robert has long resided, and show the attacks’ impact unfolding from that perspective.

Robert grew up in South Queens and became interested in photography when the Concorde SST began flying over the area in the mid-1970s. His first real camera was a 35mm rangefinder. He completed photography and darkroom courses at his middle school in Ozone Park Queens (J.H.S. 202 Robert H. Goddard) and Stuyvesant High school, where he upgraded to a 35mm SLR.

Since 1991, Robert has lived in the West Village, and has continued to document the neighborhood and city around him. You can view his other collection focusing on neighborhood landmarks, businesses, art, everyday ephemera, and LGBT life in Greenwich Village and beyond in the 1980s and 90s, here.


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