paris: new york in black

© christophe jacrot

in october 2012 hurricane sandy was a force of nature to be reckoned with, sweeping across the caribbean and 24 states along the u.s. east coast. the devastation was immense and there were a considerable number of casualties across the region. the city of new york wasn't spared and many streets, tunnels and subway lines were flooded and power in and around the city was cut. french photographer christophe jacrot is a keen observer of the urban environment and he was in town when the city was struck by the hurricane and he roamed the streets of lower manhattan to capture streets plunged in darkness during  the night. the only lights that were there were headlights of cars, flash lights that people used and a soft shimmering from boroughs across the water. jacrot documented this unique episode in the city's history and the result is an exhibition entitled new york in black that's currently on at galerie de l'europe in paris [on through jan 11]. location: 55 rue de seine [st.-germain].

© christophe jacrot