Josh Rust, California

Editor’s Note: The images below were submitted in 2001 and appear in the self-published book, Through Our Eyes: A Tapestry of Words and Images in Response to September 11. Printed and distributed in 2002, the book was the result of an independent, volunteer documentary project organized by a journalist and several friends. The author’s bio was written in 2002 and has not been updated.


Joshua Keahi Rust, 22, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and today lives in Los Angeles, California. He shot these photographs around 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 2001, during a visit to the World Trade Center. When terrorists struck the following morning, Josh was boarding a plane in St. Louis, Missouri. “Was walking down the jetway when the first plane hit,” he writes. “Saw the second hit live on TV.”

September 10, 2001


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