As part of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Ed Kashi spent the past two days retracing the steps he took to document the 2012 Superstorm while on assignment for Time magazine. Taking over the NBC News Instagram feed, Ed re-photographed the same locations at the same time one year later.
Ed recounts the tension of the 2012 storm on NBC’s photo blog, “The traffic lights were swaying violently, the winds shifted the course of my small car and the rains made it difficult to see through my windshield…At this moment I realized my anxiety was the same as I had felt at times when working in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Sensing the magnitude of this impending natural disaster, Ed documented the impact of the storm in New Jersey, from Montclair down to the Atlantic City boardwalk. Those image, along with the work of 4 other photographers assigned last year, can been seen on the TIME blog.
A year later, repeating the journey has proved a very interesting experiment. The images serve not only as a record of the passing time, but also as an emotive depiction of resilience and change. You can view the full story and more image diptychs on NBC’s blog. You can also check out the @NBCNews Instagram feed for more photos.