September 11 and Joe Rosenthal

Iwo Jima Flag Raising by Rosenthal
With the 5th anniversary of “9.11 upon us, how ironic is the fact that the photographer of Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima just passed away at the age of 93. Because of instant awareness, 9.11 is ever embedded into our psychic. Times were different sixty-one years ago. It took days and days for the citizens of the United States to learn of the victory on this barren island. For those marines who were there that day, Joe Rosenthal’s epic photograph brought home the moment the flag waved over the island of Suribachi as the United States declared victory over their enemies in the Pacific Corridor of WWII. Today, we relive the moment 9.11 occurred. Where we were. Who we were with. The photograph, “Flag Raising at Ground Zero“, is remains available for your collection . Likewise, “Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal is a photograph which has stood the test of time.

Author: Myrna Hayutin

Myrna has been a cultural and fine art leader in Colorado for over 35 years. She has worked directly with local, national and internationally recognized fine artists, collectors and estates through her fine art gallery, GALLERY M.

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