Photographer of iconic 9/11 image chosen as resident artist at Haleakala

Photographer of iconic 9/11 image chosen as resident artist at Haleakala
Photojournalist Stan Honda has been chosen as the resident artist at Haleakala National Park (Image: @stanhonda/Instagram)

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A photographer who captured one of the iconic images from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack has been appointed to a prestigious Hawaii artist-in-residence program.

The Maui News reported Wednesday that photojournalist Stan Honda will be the 2019 artist in residence at Haleakala National Park in eastern Maui.

Officials from Haleakala and the National Parks Arts Foundation say the selection was based on Honda’s ability to capture otherwise indescribable events such as his image of two attack victims escaping the collapsing World Trade Center in 2001.

Program officials say the residency invites artists like Honda to produce original work, share advice and experiences and promote the organization.

The officials say Honda will spend this month in Haleakala crater photographing the environment.

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