Behind the Photo: New York’s Iconic Post-Hurricane Sandy Cover

June 14, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Iwan Baan/Getty Images

Despite a successful career as an architectural photographer, Iwan Baan was relatively unknown outside of his niche until November 3, 2012, when New York magazine published its post-Hurricane Sandy issue with his photograph of a powerless lower Manhattan on the cover. Baan’s story about making the photograph involves a quest of sorts, replete with obstacles, irony, serendipity and last-minute reprieves. But...

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