Phillip Van: Rockaway Beach

In this series of work by Phillip Van, Van has documented the destruction hurricane Sandy caused to Rockaway Beach in Queens. The images are fascinating but also an excellent social commentary demonstrating the destruction and suffering the hurricane caused to many families. Being from ‘across the pond’ this series of photographs fills me with a greater sense of understanding as to the horror and destruction of hurricanes than all the news reports I watched put together. Sometimes the aftermath is far more devastating and traumatic than the event itself.

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