Five years after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focusses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.
This powerful collection of emotive human faces aims to bring to light the ongoing humanitarian issues of recovering after such an event. From public housing residents stuck in mould ridden apartments to small business owners paralysed by their insurance and displaced families stuck in a hotel limbo for months on end, each of the residents have a unique issue or story that needs to be told.
The people in this ongoing series are not just a picture on a wall or a fleeting news story. We need to identify with these individuals and think about our own human story and the relationship to the people of Rockaway recovering from an enormous natural disaster and the issues at hand.
This entire project can be seen on the 'How Sandy Hit Rockaway' project blog.
'How Sandy Hit Rockaway' was a featured container exhibition at Photoville 2013. The project has also been featured in DOC Magazine; Issue 22 and is a major contributor to the Sandy Storyline Project.
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