Blocks Away: A Memorial to 9/11My Artist statement:As a Black visual journalist it was rare to see others that looked like me covering the story of my lifetime on 9/11. I was in NYC on vacation from my job at The Detroit News, scheduled to fly home that morning, when I woke up to the second plane hitting the tower at full speed. I knew I needed to tell the story so I ran toward the danger. It was a natural reaction. I wanted to document the experience through the lens of a Black woman and native New Yorker. I spent days covering the tragedy from blocks away, taking time to capture images using my knowledge of the arts. I wanted to honor the people and the city of New York by spending days making pictures that documented what was going on. Through the lens of my camera, I was able to create a visual memorial.