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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Covering Sandy

While I'm not surprised at the Manhattan-centric nature of the cover of New York Magazine's forthcoming issue, I must admit the photograph by Iwan Baan is exceptional. It certainly doesn't summarize the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, but it does a great job showing how a chunk of the island lost power for close to a week.

[New York Magazine cover by Iwan Baan | image source]

As explained by the editors:
A photograph taken by Iwan Baan on Wednesday night, showing the Island of Manhattan, half aglow and half in dark, was the clear choice [for the cover], for the way it fit with the bigger story we have tried to tell here about a powerful city rendered powerless.

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