The Museum of the City of New York Wants Your Hurricane Sandy Photos for a New Exhibition

In April the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) will open a photography exhibition documenting the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the city through images of the urban landscape before, during, and after the storm, and it has launched an open call for submissions. The deadline to submit your images for inclusion is March 3.

“Superstorm Sandy touched so many of our lives, and over the last three months we have seen pain, we have seen devastation, and we have seen progress,” MCNY director Susan Henshaw Jones said in a statement. “The Museum’s mission is to connect the past, present and future of this great city, and nothing has changed the conversation about city’s — and region’s — future more than this storm. So is important to bring together compelling images that not only document its history but that demonstrate how we responded and rebuilt so we, as a city, can learn and grow.”

According to the submission guidelines, professional and amateur photographers alike may submit up to 16 photographs, all of which should be 72 dpi, in a 8×10” format, and submitted as .jpg files. Every photo submitted needs to have a title and date. Images that are selected for inclusion will be printed by the museum — unless photographers choose to provide their own prints. Prints made by the MCNY for the exhibition will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. To submit, click here.

The resulting exhibition of Sandy photography will open in April, for the Superstorm’s six-month anniversary. It will be curated by Sean Corcoran, the MCNY and South Street Seaport Museum‘s curator of prints and photographs.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Detail from Iwan Baan’s “The City and the Storm,” 2012. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art.)