Marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s New York City landfall, on October 29, 2013 an exhibition featuring images of the Superstorm will open at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit, Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy will combine images from professional photographers and “everyday New Yorkers who captured the astonishing moments on their smartphones during the storm and its aftermath.” In collaboration with the International Center for Photography, the exhibition creates a vivid picture of the deadly storm through more than 200 photographs. Divided into six sections – Storm, Destruction, Home, Coping, Relief, and Not Over – the exhibition ranges from deeply intimate portraits to overpowering landscapes of destruction.
Included in Rising Waters are photographers Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi (VII), and Stephen Wilkes, who, among others, were commissioned to post to TIME magazine’s Instagram feed during the storm. This curation of work is important not only photographically but also historically. This comprehensive story is composed of poignant imagery and deeply personal multimedia pieces that resonate with our personal experiences of Hurricane Sandy. The Governor’s Island preview of this exhibition was on display from August 24 to September 29. The full Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy exhibition will be on view at the City Museum until February 10, 2014.