39. The City and the Storm by Iwan Baan, 2012

The city: New York, New York. The storm: Hurricane Sandy. Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan captured the front cover of New York Magazine's November 12 issue with an aerial image of Manhattan in an almost unreal state—half lit due to a five-day power outtage in downtown. The image found its fair share of notoriety and helped Baan get representation by Perry Rubenstein gallery. His first show, The City and the Storm, opens in February in Los Angeles.

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