31. Iwan Baan
The Dutch architectural photographer became a household name when his aerial shot of an eerily darkened post-(Hurricane) Sandy Manhattan graced the cover of New York, eventually earning the magazine the American Society of Magazine Editors' "Cover of the Year" award. Baan captured Manhattanites idling on street corners illuminated by hues of garish blue, pink, and blinding white. The facades and sidewalks of New York City's well-filmed midtown neighborhoods resembled uncanny film sets more than the city imaged by the likes of Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, Vivian Maier, or Lee Friedlander. Baan's photos of post-Sandy Manhattan are ubiquitous and documented something otherwise unimaginable.
Above: The City and the Storm, 2012