To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we are collaborating with Being Latino, Best Buy, and various brands you know and trust, to highlight a Latino Trailblazer daily for the next few weeks. Some of the names you might recognize, but others you may be hearing about for the first time, or learning more about.
Thanks to XP, today we would like to honor award-winning photojournalist Bolivar Arellano. The Ecuadorian-born photographer has been a staff photographer at The New York Post since 1993.
On September 11, 2001, Arellano was at the World Trade Center and had survived the fall of the first Tower but was injured when the second tower came down. The memories of that infamous day made it difficult for him to deal with the loss of life. Arellano took it upon himself to dedicate his gallery for over a year to an exhibition that would define his career. He gathered 23 press photographers who covered the events on that day to donate their work for charity.
The US Library of Congress purchased over 100 pictures from the September 11 collection to be exhibited and used for educational purposes.
To learn more about Bolivar Arellano, check out the video below: