Gary Hershorn is a Canadian photographer and picture editor based in New York City. Hershorn’s 40 year career began in 1979 at United Press International, in Toronto. He began working at Reuters in 1985, as Chief Photographer, Canada before moving to Washington, DC. in 1990. Gary performed many roles for Reuters that included, Senior Photographer, Picture Editor-Americas, and Global Sports Pictures Editor. He led major event coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the WTC, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake along with numerous sporting championships and entertainment events. Hershorn has covered as a photographer or editor: 17 Olympic Games, 24 Masters Golf tournaments, 24 Academy Awards, along with various Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cups, World Cups of Soccer, US Opens in tennis and golf, Wimbledon, Grammy Awards, and Emmy Awards.
In the summer of 2011 as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center approached, he began a photography project documenting New York City, the ever-changing skyline of the city as it entered a construction boom and began pairing the skyline of the city with various celestial events that happened in the skies over New York City.