USA. Brooklyn, NY. Sea Gate. 2012. Mansura Khanam

The Sea Gate community in Coney Island, Brooklyn lay ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.  Homes along the ocean’s edge were hardest hit, with surge waters bowling over concrete foundations, obliterating walls, and exposing belongings to wind, water, sand and light. Images pictured in this gallery include the home of Teri Liberi. The contents of her closet hung eerily, beautifully as if in a doll house in what remains of Ms. Liberi’s home in the aftermath of the hurricane. For me, this home crystalized the basic human need to seek shelter and how much we suffer when overexposed to the elements.

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