Jim Rankin

Four days after the 9/11 attacks on the United States of America, Genetta Giudice peered down from her apartment window in Boston’s Little Italy at a prayer service for those who were lost.
The flag, which has 48 stars, belonged to her brother, Nick Giudice, who served in the U.S. navy in the Second World War. It had flown from the mast of the USS Sims, sunk by the Japanese in 1942. Now, twelve years on since 9/11 changed our world, after a long, some would say futile, war, America is still hurting and battered.
 “I believe this picture speaks to the state of things globally, brings pause to reflect, and invites thought,” says Jim. 

Jim Rankin is a reporter-photographer at the Toronto Star. He specializes in investigations, data journalism and features. His work has been nominated for seven National Newspaper Awards and in 2002 he was part of a team involved in the Michener Award-winning investigative series into race, policing and crime in Toronto.
His photography and multimedia work has been recognized by the U.S. National Press Photographers Association, Society for News Design, News Photographers Association of Canada, and the Online Journalism Awards.