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On Thursday, August 14, starting at 4:10 p.m., twenty-one power plants in the Northeast and Midwest shut down in a span of three minutes. Energy grids quickly dried up, computer screens shut off, and lights fizzled as millions of Americans suddenly found themselves without power.

This collection of photographs documents a seven-hour, six-mile walk home from 60th Street in Manhattan to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

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