Sandy. You broke our hearts.

As we prepared to bring you a wrap up on the PhotoPlus Expo, a major “superstorm” hit the NYC area.
Likened to Hurricane Katrina, for the amount of devastation, SuperStorm Sandy ripped through the tri-state area, taking out power and communication in it’s path.

Most of the exhibitors at PPE were stranded as the trasportation options, were cancelled one after another.
The recovery has been going on since last week and out of towners have, for the most part, returned home.

The city and outlying areas have gone from have half-lit, to semi normal,as the city was almost split in two depending on what side of the exploded city generators you were in.
As photographers and storytellers, all you can do is spread the word and ask for help for those in need.

The devastation in places like Rockaway is ever present as home were destroyed and those who never considered such a fate, were left homeless.

Just tonight, the news told of a 71 year old woman walking 16 flights of stairs with food and water. In the dark.

The public has rallied and volunteers rally daily to help.

If you feel you’d like to contribute, contact the American Red Cross, or maybe the Mayors fund

Now we did shot some, in the storm and the aftermath. Posted after the jump
We are reviewing products, and getting ready to get that news out to you.

Strangely, the Chuck Close exhibit we recently discussed was housed in the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, one of the devastated areas.

And the best goes on…….

As power was out in the Lower East Side, restaurants took to the streets to cook simple food.

A company called #BrightSpot brought out charging stations to the Ace hotel.

The waterfront was lit for security only.

down in this basement, the bike store owner had his life saving tied up in waterlogged inventory.

Every station was tuned to the same, terrible news.

The rebuiding has already started.

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  • March 3-10,2016
  • MGM Grand
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • April13-17,2016
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Current Exhibitions

  • Tisch Photography and Imaging
  • “Robert Frank, Books and Films, 1947-2016”
  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 11, 2016
  • 721 Broadway: LOBBY & 8TH FLOOR GALLERIES
  • NY, NY
  • Tel: 212.998.1930
  • Pace Gallery
  • Irving Penn
    Personal Work
  • Jan 29, 2016 – Mar 05, 2016
  • 534 West 25th Street
  • New York NY 10001
  • Tel: 212.929.7000
  • Getty Center
  • The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography
  • October 6, 2015–February 21, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • CHRIS KILLIP, IN FLAGRANTE TWO
  • Jan.28–Feb. 27,2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • MARVIN E. NEWMAN: SEQUENTIALLY SOUGHT
  • Through Jan. 30th, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • PATRICK DEMARCHELIER: PHOTOGRAPHS 1975 – 2015
  • Through
    Jan. 30th, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
  • November 7, 2015–March 20, 2016
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Aftermath of Conflict
  • Through March 6th, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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