Almost exactly a year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the East and left affected areas a massive amount of financial, physical, and emotional destruction that is still felt today. As with any natural disaster, there is often a disconnect between perceived impact, based on images in the media, and the reality of the disaster. Photographer Stephen Wilkes, in his collection “Rising Waters,” uses images to depict the true scale of the destruction Sandy left. The photographs are taken from an aerial perspective, in parts of New Jersey and New York, and show how the landscape of these areas has been drastically altered. “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy” is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.
“Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy”
Museum of the City of New York (in conjunction with the International Center of Photography)
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
Through March 2, 2014; open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.