In the Eye of the Storm: Capturing Sandy’s Wrath

Image: New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in Manhattan
Michael Christopher Brown for TIME
New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in Manhattan

As Sandy drew near, TIME asked five photographers — Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — to document the hurricane and its aftermath via Instagram.

Image: Ben Lowy's photograph appears on the cover of the Nov. 12, 2012 issue—the first TIME cover via InstagramWorking from different locations across the Atlantic seaboard, they captured ordinary people getting ready to greet the superstorm. And when Sandy made landfall the night of Oct. 29, they braved rising floodwaters, high winds and driving sheets of rain to photograph the storm’s impact on several communities.

Keep following @TIME on Instagram for the latest photos filed by our photographers, and check back on LightBox for more of our storm coverage throughout the week.

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