For over a year following the events of September 11, 2001, I photographed the missing persons posters and impromptu memorials thorough out the city. The images from Hudson River Park were all taken in November 2001 on the walkway into Hudson River Park near South End Avenue and Liberty Street. Ty toy company donated hundreds of teddy bears, and family and friends of those killed created memorials with messages written to deceased loved ones. Due to rain damage, all were removed. Grand Central Station was also a site for missing posters right after the attacks. By early 2002, the missing posters were moved to a twelve-panel wall inside the terminal where they remained on view until the end of 2002 when they were transferred to the archives of the Transit Museum. Many of the original “missing” posters were transformed into memorials with inscriptions from family members. New photographs and messages were added on a continuous basis. With no graves, the photographs acted as portals where loved ones spoke to the dead.