WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – An exhibit of photos taken by local residents, including four from White Plains, of the devastation after Superstorm Sandy will open with a reception Thursday night at ArtsWestchester in White Plains.
Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of the storm, features 160 photos by 59 amateur and professional photographers. Some are as young as 15. Those from White Plains include Morgaana Gould, Peter Nagy, Ray Tartaglione and Andre Baranowski.
“The democracy of the photographs, by amateurs and professionals, whether on pocket camera, smart phone or professional gear, speaks to how we all have been challenged and changed by this storm,” said Marc Weinstein, one of two curators for the exhibition.
The exhibition will continue until April 27 at the Arts Exchange on 31 Mamaroneck Ave. All donations and proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
“Hurricane Sandy went viral in many ways, not the least of which was photographically. The images landed in our inboxes as fast and as furious as the storm,” Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester, said. “The power of the images and the humaneness of the community’s response led us to think about sharing these with a wider audience.”
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arts Exchange. There is a suggested $10 donation.