In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey. Even today, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately afterwards, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focusses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.
These powerul portraits and stories aim 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.
This series was created over a course of 18 months after Rockaway was decimated by Sandy.
'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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