Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm on Sept. 20, 2017. It bashed the island for 12 hours, destroying the electric power grid and thousands of homes, businesses and government buildings. Puerto Ricans were also left with no power and water, no cell phone service and a sense that the U.S. government had been ill-prepared for the disaster — which the Federal Emergency Management Agency later conceded was true.
These images are taken in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria struck the island, exploring the vast variety of ecosystems on the north and west parts of the island as well as San Juan. In an effort to aid those affected by the storm, these images are for sale with 50% of proceeds going to Puerto Rican operated organizations focused on rebuilding efforts. Please reach out for information and pricing on these artworks.