#SANDY, through the iPhone's lens
A book of iPhone photos documents the devastation from — and resilience in the face of — Hurricane Sandy
Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy battered the Eastern Seaboard, ripping up houses, flooding subways and streets, and forever altering entire communities.
Today, it can be easy to forget that many coastal residents and businesses are still struggling to recover from the devastation the storm left in its wake.
#SANDY: Seen Through The iPhones of Acclaimed Photographers (Daylight Books) seeks to remind people of that truth — and encourage them to help in whatever capacity they are able. To that end, 100 percent of #SANDY's royalties will be donated to Occupy Sandy, a disaster relief network assisting those affected by the storm.
The book features 94 images from 20 acclaimed, often award-winning photographers. The unique trait among the works is that each was captured with an iPhone. This enabled the photographers to be as mobile and nimble as possible as they documented the storm's fury and its aftermath, says photographer Wyatt Gallery in the book's preface.
This book was inspired by a one-night fundraising gallery exhibit of the same name organized by Gallery a month after the storm hit. That event, at which the photographers sold their images at $50 a pop, raised nearly $20,000.
But Gallery wanted to bring the images together in a less ephemeral way. Technology certainly helped the photographers capture the storm, but, "a book sits on your table or shelf and forces your attention just by being there," Gallery writes. "It becomes a very solid part of history and conveys important moments for lifetimes to come."
Below, a collection of stunning, harrowing, and humbling images from the book and the storm.