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NYB West Broadway: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84x126cm ed 14

The last New York power shutdown

The last New York power shutdown

I’m used to working in bad weather, so I jumped on a plane to New York as soon as I heard the news about Hurricane Sandy.

Then a friend who told me he was living by candlelight invited me to his home on 24th Street one early evening. That’s where the shock was – I would never have imagined the city WITHOUT lights! There was really nothing, but NOTHING! No store signs, no traffic lights, no street lamps. The entire southern part of New York had been plunged into darkness. The streets had become ghostly, and every pedestrian silhouette was barely visible and immediately disquieting.

The only lights present in these images are the headlights of cars – and the sky lit up by the rest of the city. The small white lines are pedestrians’ flashlights, and the purple ones are the lights of the numerous police cars that patrolled the southern tip of Manhattan.

Manhattan so powerful so fragile.

 

Christophe Jacrot

 

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NYB Chambers St.: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB Financial district, 70x105 cm ed 16

NYB 5th av: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84x126cm ed 14

Yellow Cab: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB, 22 street, 70x105 cm ed 16

NYB Church st: 73x110cm ed 16

Flashlights: 70x105 cm ed 16 /

NYB Fulton st: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB Shine in every shade: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84×126 ed 14

NYB, Broome street: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB, Red stripes: 73x110cm ed 16

NYB Tribeca: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB, Park in Black 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB full Moon: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84×126 cm ed 12

NYB, Madison, 70x105 cm ed 16

NYB two cops: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB Broadway salesman: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84×126 cm ed 14

NYB Duane st: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB CVS: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB West Broadway (Blue): 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB West Broadway: 70×105 cm ed 16 / 84x126cm ed 14

NYB 26th street: 70×105 cm ed 16

NYB Hudson st: 70×105 cm ed 16