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Juno Winter Storm arrives in New York City

This post is the last in the Click! Click! Click! Series which profiles interesting photographic moments that Kike captures during his travels.

As Juno, the potentially historic winter storm setting in from New York City to Boston, gains strength and forces a shut down of most services across its 250-mile span, the city that never sleeps is asked to retire for a day or two.

But in this city, the show must go on. While Broadway shows get canceled, the subway gets suspended and cars get banned from city streets, New Yorkers resiliently go about their day.  A grey, snowy Manhattan seems to become the stage of a 1950’s theater play.  Black coats, hats, and umbrellas brave the storm and reluctantly flock to shelter as the blizzard enters the scene with its loud, gusting winds.

The magic of the Manhattan nightscape lives on through the beginning of the storm tonight. And the blurry, empty streets add to its nostalgic, timeless feel. But with this storm history is being written. And that is far beyond picturesque.  It is a serious dose of realism.  The international climate change community warns that with climate change, more randomly frequent extreme weather events are expected to occur. In a city that routinely reinvents itself, one can only expect that a climate-resilient, low-carbon New York will play its part in a more sustainable global economy.

 

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Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo (pronounced key-keh) specializes in culture and environment. He has been on assignment in more than 90 countries, working on stories ranging from belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike is pioneering in using small unmanned aerial systems to produce aerial photography as art, and as a tool for research and conservation. He is also known for his iconic photographic project, World of Dances, on the intersection of dance, nature, and architecture. His work has been published in National Geographic, New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. Kike teaches photography workshops and has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions like the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic blog Voices. He has authored nine books, including Drones for Conservation; So You Want to Create Maps Using Drones?; Staten Island: A Visual Journey to the Lighthouse at the End of the World; and Habitats, with forewords by David Doubilet and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Kike’s images have been exhibited around the world, and are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. Kike was born in Spain and is based in New York. When he is not on assignment, he is making gazpacho following his grandmother’s Andalusian recipe. You can travel to Colombia with Kike: www.colombiaphotoexpeditions.com

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