Hurricane Sandy Photos on TIME Lightbox

Courtesy Spenser Platt/Getty Images

Courtesy Spenser Platt/Getty Images

Like many of you I’m sure, I have been watching The Weather Channel and network television wanting to see what is happening 3000 miles away, wanting to connect with what people are going through.

I have also turned to one of my favorite online photography sites, TIME LightBox. Photojournalism is such a powerful medium to portray the human condition, and TIME is doing a great job sharing amazing images with us. Time, Getty, Corbis, Zuma Press, AP, Reuters. just to name a few agencies, have their photographers on the ground and in the air covering the storm. Take a look!

As Sandy drew near, TIME asked five photographers — Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — to document the hurricane and its aftermath via Instagram.

Read more:

Hurricane Sandy: Scenes of wreckage and recovery


This post is written by Barbara Bowman