An exploration of the cultural identity and resilience of the neighborhood of Rockaway Beach (Queens, NY) and what is left after the emotional aftermath from the hurricane 'Sandy'.
A chair lais in an abandoned zone in Far Rockaway. In October 29th, Rockaway Beach (Queens, NY) was severely damaged by the effects of the hurricane 'Sandy.' People in the front shore was the most affected and created a state of emergency in the area. Six years after the disaster, many areas where people used to live are now desert zones where nobody will rebuild anything ever again.
Bob, in a morning walk. Despite the tragic consequences, people who have been born and raised never went away.
A young boy walks over Arverne, a street that remains closed underneath the train railway system.
A group of teenagers confronting themselves for a BMX dispute.
A burned dock on 86st.
A group of evangelical prays to the heaven in celebration of baptism in a Sunday morning, over the Reynolds Channel in Far Rockaway.
A group of evangelical celebrates a baptism in a Sunday morning, over the Reynolds Channel in Far Rockaway.
The view of a sunset interrupted by a plane approaching the JFK terminal that receives around 800 flights per day crossing the Rockaway area.
A castaway basketball floats on the shore of 'Breezy Point' in the western side of Rockaway beach, with a view to Fort Hamilton area in Brooklyn.
A couple kisses in the darkness of a bar.
Detail from the interior of an abandoned house, that was destroyed by the hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Another sky view from Rockaway Beach.
A broken car parked in the porch. Even though most all the houses are already repaired or demolished and rebuild, there are still some people that never throw away their most precious belongings.