Vivid images taken by both
professionals and everyday New Yorkers during and after the storm.
On October 29, 2013, on the one-year anniversary of the day that Hurricane Sandy struck New York City and the surrounding region with devastating consequences, the Museum of the City of New York will open a major photography exhibition featuring images taken by both professionals and everyday New Yorkers who captured astonishing moments on their smartphones during the storm and its aftermath. The exhibition, Rising Waters: Photographs from Hurricane Sandy draws on work submitted by over 900 photographers, many of whom were personally and profoundly impacted by the storm.
Presented in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, Rising Waters chronicles the cataclysmic force of Sandy through more than 200 color and black-and-white pictures. By incorporating print and digital images from a diverse group of photographers, spanning a wide spectrum of locations, the exhibition is a reflection on Sandy that is unique in power and scope. Shots range from iconic depictions of large-scale destruction, to intimate portraits of Sandy’s impact on the lives of everyday people, to images taken during the height of the storm by photographers in perilous positions.
“One year later, Rising Waters presents a visual history of the worst storm ever to hit the New York City region,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum. “New Yorkers have short memories, but these images will shock and amaze, and this exhibition, I hope, will spark conversations about how to make our city better prepared for future storms.” (mcny.org)