Ocean Beach: Documenting the Beauty of the Jersey Shore Before and After Hurricane Sandy

July 30, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Douglas Ljungkvist

Douglas Ljungkvist spent four years photographing Ocean Beach, New Jersey, a small seaside community whose colorful cottages "felt like they were stuck in a different decade." Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Upon first viewing, Douglas Ljungkvist’s new book, Ocean Beach, is a visual chimera; equal parts photojournalism, classic landscape photography and tourist brochure. But for Ljungkvist, there was one very simple guiding principle behind the photographs he took in Ocean Beach, New Jersey, over the course of four years: beauty. And while Ocean Beach is on one level a poignant testament...

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