The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and The Atlantic round out our top picks for this week.
The New York Times – Images of Ground Zero, Transformed by Sandy’s Waters
Fifteen years after the tragic events of 9/11, The New York Times’ John Leland unveils images taken by firefighter Michael Redpath. Redpath was a first responder to the attacks. He took a few photos the day of the event, and more throughout the cleanup process. The photos are, as Leland says, “products of two disasters.” One disaster being the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and the other being the effects Hurricane Sandy had on the negatives. The photos went largely unseen for many years, until now.
The Washington Post – Tracking trash in our nation’s green spaces
This impressive multimedia piece for The Washington Post is sponsored content from Subaru. The piece features beautiful photography, clear statistics, and brilliant graphics. It takes you on a journey through specific national parks and the amount of waste the parks have seen.
Vox’s use of graphs is a fresh way to represent data and changing demographics in America, especially within this piece. Although simple, the graphs are easy to understand and clearly represent the changes in America’s fear of terrorism over the past years. Not only are the graphs telling, but the analysis supporting them is also a critical read too.
The Atlantic – What is Aleppo? This is Aleppo
Following Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson’s response “What is Aleppo?” The Atlantic put out this photo list detailing the images of Syria’s largest city, and so called “urban battlefield.” The images that Alan Taylor chose are powerful and poignant. They are an accurate, yet heartbreaking, reality of what is happening in Aleppo.