For the one year anniversary of when Hurricane Sandy came crashing down on New York, the Museum of the City of New York is honoring the city's resilience with a powerful photography exhibition looking back on last year’s disastrous events. Opening today, Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy will showcase vivid images taken by both professionals and amateurs as a way to pay tribute to the survivors and victims of the superstorm.
Rising Waters is a first-hand account of what New Yorkers went through when Sandy hit just one year ago. Visitors will take a journey through the superstorm by traveling through six sections: Storm, Destruction, Coping, Home, Relief and Not Over. Storm will show first hand imagery of Hurricane Sandy at its peak, with the elements at their worst as they engulfed the New York City region. Destruction takes a look at the aftermath of the mass flooding and damage to homes, streets, and schools.
Coping will highlight the survivors of the storm, with intimate portraits of volunteers and victims, and the impact on them. Home will give a personal look into survivors as they rifle through the remnants of their homes, while relief will pay tribute to the massive outreach that banded New Yorkers together to help rehabilitate the city. Not Over documents the continuing efforts to return these areas to normal.
The powerful exhibition will also show Instagram photos taken by New Yorkers as they experienced the storm first-hand. Professional photography by Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Stephen Wilkes, Alex Fradkin and Susannah Ray will also be featured.
Rising Waters opens today, October 29th, and will be on display until March 2, 2014.