Slideshow: 21 Glimpses of Sandy’s Destruction


On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy brought greater New York to a standstill. From the first night on, millions of those who were fortunate to still have power were glued to the news and their social-media feeds, taking in images of the destruction the storm had brought to their neighbors.

Today, exactly one year after Sandy hit, the Museum of the City of New York will open a new, 200-image exhibit called “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy.” The pictures are separated into categories: Storm, Destruction, Coping, Home, Relief and Not Over. While from the first hours of the storm there has never been a lack of iconic imagery of its toll, this exhibit contains some of the best work of photographers who tried to help answer the always-complicated question: What happened?