As Sandy drew near, TIME asked five photographers — Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — to document the hurricane and its aftermath via Instagram.

Working from different locations across the Atlantic seaboard, they captured before, during, and after Sandy made landfall the night of Oct. 29. They braved rising floodwaters, high winds and driving sheets of rain to photograph the storm’s impact on several communities.

All fifty-seven photographs can be seen here.