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To mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Eugene Richards created “Goodbye, Goodbye,” a sequence of photographs shot on assignment for TIME in Staten Island in the days following the storm.

Says Richards:

They’re a means of remembering the people I met out on the island, who, though besieged, homeless, and in mourning, were never less than kind to me.

See more of his work for TIME as well as his memories from the storm on LightBox.

Photograph by Ruddy Roye—Courtesy of Daylight

One year ago, more than 800,000 photos were uploaded and tagged as Superstorm Sandy made landfall. On the anniversary of the devastating storm, Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of the photograph as self-documentary in 2013, alongside a gallery of images curated from the Museum of the City of New York’s open call exhibition Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy and Daylight’s upcoming release #SANDY: Seen Through The iPhones of Acclaimed Photographers.

Photograph by John Moore—Getty Images

"I sped out to the airport, met up with my charter pilot and we set off in a Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter into a stiff headwind for the 45 minute flight to the ‘target,’ as he put it," photographer John Moore tells TIME. He was on assignment for Getty Images on May 14, 2013, tasked with shooting aerial photographs of the iconic JetStar roller coaster in Seaside Heights, New Jersey; now slated for demolition more than six months after Hurricane Sandy had "tossed it in the Atlantic Ocean."  

"I had originally planned to fly later in the afternoon, a little closer to sunset, for the best light," Moore says, until a tip came in from Getty staff photographer Mark Wilson, who was shooting the scene from the ground, that "the crane was making quick work of it and that I’d better hurry and get up in the air before it was all gone."

"We flew in circles over the scene for about 25 minutes at varying altitudes, hoping to get a moment when the crane would lift a large piece of the debris from the surf," he says. The photograph above, featured in this week’s issue of TIME and in LightBox Pictures of the Week, was made “from a height of about 500 feet, shot in the mid-afternoon with a high shutter speed in order to eliminate any possible camera shake from the helicopter.”

"You can see the beach of the Jersey Shore stretching northward, much of it, unlike the jagged pier, restored ahead of the upcoming tourist season, which begins anew with Memorial Day Weekend," Moore adds. "Local business owners and residents hope the tourist income will help Seaside Heights get back to normal after Sandy’s cruel seas washed so much of their community away."

—Eugene Reznik

See more of this week’s best photos on LightBox.

Seaside Heights, N.J.: The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier amusement park, once a Jersey Shore landmark, remains partly submerged in the Atlantic. (Photo: Stephen Wilkes for TIME)

After documenting the effects of Hurricane Sandy for TIME, photographer Stephen Wilkes took to the air to show the true extent of the storm’s impact. See more on LightBox.

Elijah Jones, 23, sits in his room on the fourth floor of the Redfern Houses. Since the storm, water has condensed on the walls and ceiling because his room is so cold, and mold is starting to grow on his walls. Every day he tries to clean the moisture from his room, but the water keeps coming back. “That’s the only light we got,” he says pointing to a spotlight on a generator in the courtyard. “We just got that like three days ago.” (photo: Finlay MacKay for TIME )

For many in Sandy’s path, the storm itself was terrifying. On Staten Island, houses collapsed, crushing people underneath; in Breezy Point, families fled blocks of homes in flames. But in Redfern, the real struggle began the next day, when it became clear that power wouldn’t return for weeks.

See more photos here.

Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty for TIME

The area under the Brooklyn Bridge during high tide. See more Instagram photos from Hurricane Sandy here.

Michael Christopher Brown for TIME

A car is submerged in floodwater on Avenue C, near 14th Street, in Manhattan. See more Instagram photos from Hurricane Sandy here.

Ed Kashi—VII for TIME

Like dozens of beach communities along the Jersey Shore, Union Beach was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The day after has left this beach town awash in debris and damaged structures. See more Instagram photos from Hurricane Sandy here.

Michael Christopher Brown for TIME

A submerged truck in the entrance to the Battery Park tunnel in Manhattan. See more Instagram photos from Hurricane Sandy here.

Michael Christopher Brown for TIME

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.

See more of the photos here.

Pictured: Water pours into a parking garage on Avenue C in Manhattan

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