Topic: Superstorm Sandy

The Backstory

Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later: Self-Portraits by Communities in Distress

One year ago, more than 800,000 photos were uploaded and tagged as Superstorm Sandy made landfall. On the anniversary of the devastating storm, Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of the photograph as self-documentary in 2013.

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Image: Seaside Heights, N.J.
Photo Essay

Flooded, Uprooted, Burned: The Tracks of Sandy on the Shore

After documenting the effects of Hurricane Sandy for TIME, photographer Stephen Wilkes took to the air to show the true extent of the storm’s impact.

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Image: Jane Caravello, who lost her home on Kissam Avenue, spray-painted street numbers onto the remains of her house and her neighbors' homes, to aid insurance adjustors with property damage assessment. Thirteen houses were ripped from their foundations on this block.
In Progress

Sandy’s Aftermath: Devastation in Staten Island by Eugene Richards

In the wake of Sandy’s destruction, TIME asked Eugene Richards to document the widespread devastation on Staten Island.

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