FIREFIGHTERS ON THE LINE
The Firemen’s Memorial is a 1913 monument on Riverside Drive at 100th Street in Manhattan. It is a beautiful and grand memorial to firefighters who have died over the centuries. Since the devastation of September 11, 2001 this site has been the official meeting place each year by Firefighters from all five boroughs and also from visiting firefighters from all over the world. Each year on that day 1000s of men and women in uniform gather to pay tribute to those who died on that inauspicious day. Katzenstein began documenting the ceremonies in 2002 and has continued on and off for 15 years. The collection presented here is from September 11, 2017. These portraits spanned a linear length of over 300 feet along Riverside Drive and encapsulates the breadth and solemnity of the annual event.