LINCROFT, NJ) -- More than 60 photographs documenting the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Sandy will go on display in Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on October 20 as part of a new exhibit titled “91 Days; Countless Nights.” The exhibit, featuring the work of Shark River Hills-based photographer Kevin R. Burkitt, includes dozens of long-exposure photos taken throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties from November 2012 to April 2015. It will be on display through November 12.
The images, captured exclusively between 10:00pm and 4:00am, document the radical transformation of local communities in the wake of the storm, rather than the “iconic” images of destruction that appeared on the national news, said Burkitt.
“Growing up where I did, I never appreciated the quality and the character of the structures where we lived. Within 48 hours, it was gone,” said Burkitt, a Manasquan native. “I’m hoping this exhibit will help people remember what it was like five years ago, and to appreciate both the power of nature and the beauty of the world around them. It can all change so quickly, and for many people, it will never be the same again.”
The exhibit, part of Brookdale’s 2017-18 Visiting Artist Series, is funded in part by a grant from the Monmouth County Arts Council.
Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers is not the first time my work has been part of a group show. This exhibit is an in depth look at how Monmouth County, New Jersey has recovered from Hurricane / Superstorm Sandy. I am honored to be selected to be a contributing photographer for this exhibit and hope that you can make time to learn more about the project by visiting the Monmouth County Historical Association to see and hear stories from Monmouth County residents as they recount their experiences during and after the Sandy.
The show will be held at 70 Court Street, Freehold NJ 07728 and will run through 2018.