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Just wanted to let you know that I am on the news via Associated Press wire. Many websites including Yahoo news and NPR published the APs story about 5 Associated Press photographers who captured the most iconic photos, including me.

 

Gulnara Samoilova 9/11 Photos published in UK HELLO magazine.

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on YAHOO

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on NPR

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on Winnepeg Free Press

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more of Gulnara on the news:

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Gulnara Samoilova’s shift in the AP photo library didn’t start until noon, and she normally slept late. But this day the wail of sirens woke her.

“It just went on and on and on,” recalls Samoilova, a native of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan.

She turned on the TV and was watching at 9:03, when the second plane struck.

Samoilova’s apartment was just four blocks from the World Trade Center. She grabbed her camera and a handful of film, and headed into the street.

Entering the south tower, she quickly decided the scene was too chaotic to shoot, and retreated.

Back outside, she was standing right beneath the south tower, its smoking bulk filling her 85 mm lens. She saw the tower begin to crumble and got off one more shot before someone nearby screamed, “RUN!”

The force of the collapse “was like a mini-earthquake,” knocking her off her feet. People began trampling her.

“I was afraid I would die right there,” the 46-year-old photographer says. She got up just as the cloud was about to envelop her. She dove behind a car and crouched.

Like “a strong wind,” the storm of debris rocked the car, filling her eyes, mouth, nose and ears.

“It was very dark and silent,” she says. “I thought I was buried alive.” read more on YahooNews.

Self-portrait of Gulnara covered in dust after the 9/11 aftermath.

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CTV News
9/11: A Survivor’s Perspective

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POPPHOTO.COM

Gulnara Samoilova: At the time, I had a bunch of black and white film in my refrigerator because I was supposed to go to Russia a few days before, on September 8th. But for a health reason, my doctor canceled my trip. I didn’t go. So I had a bunch of black and white film that I was going to go and shoot in Russia, this personal project that I’d been doing for many years.

9/11: The Photographer’s Stories, Part 1– “Get Down Here. Now.”

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9/11: The Photographer’s Stories, Part 2– “Don’t Shoot This”
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9/11: The Photographers’ Stories, Part 3– “You’re Too Close”Gulnara Samoilova
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TIME  9/11: The Photographs that Moved them Most

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11. Read more here.