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One Year Later: Before-and-After Photos of Hurricane Sandy Damage and Recovery

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

This week marks the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the most devastating storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second most costly hurricane in the history of the United States. To capture how far New York City has come since being pummeled by Sandy, resident photographer Natan Dvir decided to re-shoot photographs that he captured last year after the storm.

The project was commissioned by The Weather Channel, and ended up comprising nearly 50 before-and-after pairs of images. Here are some of Dvir’s favorite pairs from the series:

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

In addition to recreating the framing and vantage point of the original shots, Dvir also aimed to match the original feelings by choosing weather conditions and times of the day that matched.

You can find the full series over on Weather.com and on Dvir’s website.


Image credits: Before (2012) photographs by Natan Dvir/Polaris, and after (2013) photographs by Natan Dvir/Polaris for Weather.com


 
  • Edgar

    Such a Great work and with a lot of effort :)

  • 5345345

    now look.. they have a better car then before…

  • trump

    Better outfits too.

  • http://www.vividthemes.net/ Aleksandar

    And americans live poor, look at the cars they bought after the hurricane. In my country we still drive cars of ’80 and ’90 and didn’t got hit by any hurricane, i couldn’t imagine what would be with us if we got hit by devastating hurricane like this, but we sure wouldn’t be able to recover 1/10 as they recovered.

  • Zos Xavius

    my thoughts exactly. that’s quite the upgrade.

  • pgb0517

    Too bad there are still many thousands of victims that our incompetent government(s) have not gotten promised resources to.

  • Gman

    Assuming it’s their car. every photograph is a lie.

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  • Gabo

    Take a look at St. Jude hitting Northern Europe and then compare it to Sandy.

    As long as rickety wooden houses are the standard housing for millions across the States disasters are going to continue causing havoc each year.

  • bgrady413

    Yeah lets focus on the negatives here, not the positives. I see it as a triumph of human spirit that these folks stayed and overcame what that storm threw at them.