Fake for Real: Disasters like from a Movie

Van Mensvoort
November 3rd 2007

Disasters Like From A Movie

Two disasters in New York, with the Emirpe state in view. In The Day After Tomorrow, a Hollywood blockbuster about climate change, New York is submerged by a catastrophic flood. The other photo was taken on 11 September 2001, the day the world watched the World Trade Center towers crumble after two hijacked planes crashed into them. It almost seemed like a movie. Ironically, when reality hits hardest, we start referring to things we've seen in films to cope with the situation.

From our Fake for Real series.

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