Kira Pollack

DEPUTY EDITOR
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Location: New York City
Nationality: American
Biography: Kira Pollack is an award-winning photo director, film director and executive producer with more than 20 years of experience in visual journalism. As Director of Photography and Visual enterprise at TIME, Kira has conceived and executed the most... read on
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Oct 4, 2017
DESPERATION AND RESILIENCE IN HURRICANE-BATTERED PUERTO RICO

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDRES KUDACKI FOR TIME | TEXT BY KARL VICK

After Hurricane Maria roared across Puerto Rico, the island reached a paradoxical level of functionality. Almost no one in the U.S. territory of 3.4 million people had power, running water or, with the cell network fractured, much idea of what was going on. (During a visit on Oct. 3, President Trump said officials there should be “proud” that only 16 people died in the hurricane, versus “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina.) But its freeways were wide open, and after standing in line at one of the few functioning ATMs to get the cash, and then spending another five hours queuing for gasoline, residents could tour a landscape they no longer recognized.

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