Steve McCurry's haunting image of a lone firefighter amid the ruins of ground zero. On September 11, 2001, Magnum photographers, in New York for a meeting, witnessed the events of the day. CNN's Ray Sanchez spoke with a few of those photographers about the images they captured, which were published in a book called "New York September 11."
Magnum photographer Steve McCurry captures volcanic-like eruption of debris from the north tower raining down over lower Manhattan. A thick plume of gray smoke stained a clear blue sky.
Cleanup crews are seen -- in Steve McCurry's photo -- beginning to clear a mountain of wreckage from the collapse of the towers.
A message scrawled in the ashes is captured by Magnum's Alex Webb.
A mother gently tends to her baby on a Brooklyn rooftop as smoke envelops lower Manhattan. "There's some sense that, 'Well, this is the world he is coming into,'" Alex Webb says.
Ruins litter the streets of lower Manhattan after the collapse of the towers. (Steve McCurry)
Steve McCurry captures a procession of firefighters entering ground zero.
The World Financial Center is covered in debris and ash. (Steve McCurry)
A dazed man picks up a paper that was blown out of the towers in this image by Magnum's Larry Towell.
Magnum's Gilles Peress catches the ashen ruins on the streets around the World Trade Center.
A pair of masked firefighters near the site of the north tower collapse. "They were the only ones who stayed," Gilles Peress says of the firefighters and other first responders.
Paramedics lift a victim onto an ambulance for transport to a hospital. (Gilles Peress)
People use masks made out of clothing to protect themselves from dust after the collapse. (Gilles Peress)
Of the 2,753 people who perished in New York, 343 were firefighters, 23 were police officers and 37 were officers with the Port Authority. (Gilles Peres)