Rising Waters

Photographs of Sandy

October 29, 2013 - April 20, 2014

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Presented to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters draws on work submitted by over a thousand photographers, both professional and amateur, who responded to an open call for images in the storm's wake. The juried exhibition features striking before-and-after images of the hurricane's impact on the New York region, including preparations, the storm's destructive effects, and the ongoing rebuilding efforts.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the International Center of Photography.


  • Rising Waters was featured on the NBC Nightly News. Watch the clip here.
  • Read about the exhibition in The New York Times.
  • "'Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy' at Museum of the City of New York," Huffington Post
  • "Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy," Downtown Magazine
  • "Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later: Self-Portraits by Communities in Distress," Time


The City Museum invites you to add your memories of Superstorm Sandy to our archive. Please call 914.487.3579 to leave a message of no more than 3 minutes describing your experience during or after the storm. Please be sure to spell out your name at the beginning of your message.


The exhibition is made possible by:

James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller

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Ronay and Richard Menschel
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