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Bill Biggart killed at World Trade Centre

18 September 2001 - EPUK

Photographer amongst thousands of dead: photographers’ fund open for contributions

Editorial Photographers UK & Ireland today extended deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of photojournalist Bill Biggart.

Bill Biggart from New York City, was killed while covering the attack on the World Trade Center. He was 53 years old, and leaves a wife and three children. Bill’s work has been seen for at least 20 years via NYC’s Impact Visuals photo agency.

Biggart called his wife Wendy on Tuesday 11 September at 10.15 saying he was safe and with firecrews after the first World Trade Centre tower collapsed in New York. They arranged to meet twenty minutes later but he failed to show up.

Bill Biggart’s body has been recovered from the wreckage and formally identified. His family are now gathering for his funeral. Wendy Biggart says, “Bill was kind of an ornery guy, and luckily, he went out doing what he loved…. and, it took two of the world’s largest buildings to do it.”

Fund for photographers

A fund has been set up specifically help photo industry professionals and their families injured or killed at events in the USA on 11 September. The fund is being organises by Editorial Photographers (US) and other photographic organisations.Of the money raised EP says

EP will donate 100% of the proceeds to photographers who need help. We will set up a system of determining how to divide the funds in the near future but for now we ask all of you to dig deep. We assure all of you that all funds collected will be passed on to those photographers and their families who need it most. EP will act only as a conduit and will realize no income from this effort.

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