Nightly News   |  October 27, 2013

Photo exhibit marks one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

A year after the devastating storm, 200 hundred amateur and professionals photographs documenting Superstorm Sandy and the aftermath in the tri-state area will be on display at the Museum of the City of New York. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

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>>> it will be one year this tuesday since super storm sandy came ashore tearing apart so many homes and so many lives. fair to say it was one of the most ex tensitensively documented disasters with photos documenting the impact then to now. some of them can be seen in a new exhibit this week. we get more from nbc 's kristen dahlgren.

>> okay. this was our living room .

>> reporter: for claire, a year after super storm sandy the feelings are still raw.

>> i miss having people in our home. we loved to invite people over.

>> she and jeremy jones had a charming home steps from rockaway beach until the ocean filled their living room .

>> it was over my head .

>> reporter: photographer susanna ray, a friend and neighborhood, captured this moment as they left their house.

>> it was a poignant moment. they were about to leave their home in a long-term sense.

>> reporter: the images of the storm are among photos in a new exhibit called "rising waters" at the museum of the city of new york . 10,000 entries were submitted. 200 were chosen. like larry who began documenting the damage, at first with his iphone.

>> i started looking at things that were thrown out. i was throwing out a lot of stuff i would regret losing but they were too far gone.

>> reporter: there are works of professionals and amateurs as well as audio histories of those involved.

>> images of destruction and devastation and people managing. people rising above it all the to get back to clean up and to look forward.

>> the landscape was soaked.

>> reporter: a first hand account for those who weren't there.

>> there were a lot of powerful visuals. i don't know. maybe there was some kind of way for me to process what happened.

>> that was us in the moment. we were sad. but we were going to rebuild.

>> reporter: making sure others remember the storm these residents cannot forget. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york.

>> we will have special coverage of the sandy anniversary this tuesday here on " nbc nightly news."