The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to be devastating for thousands of people. From the start, we have been committed to covering this tragedy and the people affected by it, deploying reporters and photographers throughout the tri-state area. Eugene Richards shot the ravaged communities of Staten Island, N.Y. (top right). Finlay MacKay photographed tenants of the Redfern housing project in Queens (below), where, as Nate Rawlings reports on our photo blog LightBox, residents have struggled for weeks without light and heat. And for this issue, Stephen Wilkes created epic aerial photographs of destruction along the coastline.
In addition to documenting the devastation, we are determined to help those affected by it. Our parent company, Time Warner, has contributed $1 million to relief and recovery charities including the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, regional Red Cross chapters and community-based arts and human-services organizations. TIME has teamed up with the art site 20200 to raise funds through an online print sale called Art for Sandy Relief. The sale, which will run (at 20200.com/time from Nov. 19 through Dec. 16, will include work donated by 12 iconic photographers, including the stunning Wilkes photograph opening this week's portfolio as well as rare works by the great Alfred Eisenstaedt, via the Life Picture Collection; Eugene Richards; and Joel Meyerowitz. All proceeds will go to charities working on the ground.
Richard Stengel, MANAGING EDITOR
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