In our discussion groups, participants were sensitive to (and generally appreciative of) undercurrents of humour or contrast in the images. This woman washing her vegetables after a storm wiped out the power in her apartment block represents a new hook to discuss climate change.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Local residents are without electricity or running water for almost a week after an electrical transformer supplying power to downtown areas blew up on the night of the storm. Many of them live in high-rise buildings, up to 30 floors high. A woman washes greens in an open fire hydrant. Tropical Storm Sandy hit New York and other parts of the north eastern United States on the evening of 29 October 2012.