For 12 years, I lived a block from the World Trade Center. In 1997, I began documenting the street life in the area.
After 9/11, the project changed. In 2002, trying to grasp the unthinkable, I began returning to places in the neighborhood that I had photographed before, often with little more than lines in the pavement to guide me. New Yorkers have spent the last four years trying to reframe and reorient themselves to our city.
This is my attempt.
-- New York Times, Op Art, "Then and Now," September 10, 2005