Rising Waters and Documenting Sandy

October 29, 2013 -

On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, two new exhibits will include selections of my photographs from the aftermath of the storm. The first is titled "Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy" and will be open at the Museum of the City of New York from October 29th, 2013 through March 2, 2014. The second is titled "Documenting Sandy" and will be open at the Brooklyn Historical Society from October 30th to Spring, 2014. 

For the past year, I have been documenting the post-Sandy recovery efforts, tracing the progress made in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and several Brooklyn neighborhoods. These photographs have been published in a series of photo essays at "Camera Obscura" - my column for Curbed - and have also been exhibited at "Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront." This ongoing documentation revisits numerous neighborhoods that had been photographed for this website, before the storm. 

The above photograph, taken in Midland Beach, Staten Island in April 2013,  is included in "Rising Waters," an exhibit of 200 photographs selected by a jury from work submitted by over a thousand photographers.