The Museum of the City of New York recently announced that it has received an overwhelming response to its call for submissions of iconic images of Hurricane Sandy – from the region’s preparations to acts of heroism to the resiliency and rebuilding of communities in the greater New York City metropolitan area.
More than 650 amateur and novice photographers from across the region responded – many sending multiple photos – before the original deadline in March. Given the depth of interest, the Museum is calling for additional images documenting the recovery process during a second open-call period to be held July 1 to August 1, 2013.
“The images we have received are both amazing and heartbreaking – they showcase the substantial impact that Sandy had on lives and livelihoods, and the massive effort needed to restore our city and our region,” says Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “We hope that by extending the scope of the exhibition the Museum can continue to capture images of the longer term activities necessary for people and communities to fully recover.”
The Museum of the City of New York’s Call for Submissions invites both novice and professional photographers to submit images depicting the stages of preparation, destruction and rebuilding for a juried exhibition to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the storm. Consideration will particularly be paid to before and after images of the same subject, highlighting the dramatic effect of the storm.