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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